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Aloe Burn Gel Medication
Aloe Barbadensis: Aloe vera caloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Use of aloe vera can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring. To skin up the healing process of burns and skin wounds, stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more
The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more
Yes: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor. I just applied garlic overnight for acne and I suffered burn on face.Currently I applied aloe gel to it.Will it heal?Any serious concern
You'll heal but...: Friend, you need to stop reading "pop"/"natural healing" websites. They're out to hurt you. If you're interested in "herbal / natural medicine", get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. Manage acne with topical benzoyl peroxide; if you're not clear in a few weeks, your personal physician can add something that will work. If you get fever or severe pain at your injury, get seen urgently ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently sustained 2nd degree burns and was wondering best treatment in reducing scars. I've been using silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) but what about aloe gel vs plant?
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): I suggest you stick with the silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and see what's left of the burn sites before you apply anything else. I'm always impressed by how well silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) works to prevent infection and reduce scarring. If you're still uncertain have a medical practitioner take a look. ...Read more
I horrible sunburn! my whole face and arms and chest area are burnt and very red. I been applying aloe vera gel. My face is red and eyes are swollen?
Sun burn: get examined by a health care worker for this serous sun burn ...Read more
I used aloe and now my cheeks are dark red and my face feels like its burning how do I soothe the pain?
No: You're likely sensitive to the aloe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but better Rx: Aloe may provide some relief but if symptomatic, there are better preparations that often include a corticosteroid such as Hydrocortisone (anusert, anusol, proctosol). In addition, getting to the root of what causes hemorrhoids (constipation, not sufficient fiber, not enough water intake, not enough exercise) should be taken into account to reduce the severity of hemorrhoids. ...Read more
If there is any oil or Vaseline line material in the aloe gel, it would not be a good idea to use it as a lube. If it is water based, then it is safe. Read the label to make sure that there is no oil or petroleum products in the gel.
It is much safer to use to water based gel like K/Y jelly.
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Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. Aloe vera can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. It can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring & speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. ...Read more
On skin?: Potentially one if used on the skin one may develop an allergic contact skin reaction to it but I have never seen one yet. Even if you drink a moderate amount of it, there is little risk for adverse reactions but there is not a single food item which is 100% free of side effects for all people. ...Read more
Black spots: A big red flag goes up when patients say they have "black spots on their shoulder". See a doctor immediately for a skin exam to make sure these do not represent melanoma, a skin cancer. Learn about the ABCD's of melanoma here: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer ...Read more