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Is it actually true that aloe gel from the real plant will do any good to skin?

Is it actually true that aloe gel from the real plant will do any good to skin?

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

Using Aloe (Definition)

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


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Aloe gel and butterfly rash?

Aloe gel and butterfly rash?

Might moisturize: Unfortunately, this probably will not clear a lupus rash. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as a lubricant?

Depends: It all depends upon its formulation. A gel by definition has lubricating quality. But whether it can be used as a lubricant for a useful purpose. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease.
Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation.
Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease.
It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can taking aloe vera gel tabs help stop pain?

It depends: Aloe vera gel can help soothe minor skin irritation and minor burn inflammation, but it is not useful as a "pain medicine". ...Read more

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Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

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

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I've been using aloe gel and the black spots still showed up on my shoulder?

I've been using aloe gel and the black spots still showed up on my shoulder?

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

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Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

Sunburn: Yes, it is safe to apply aloe gel overnight for sunburns. If you are having an allergic reaction, however, aloe gel will not help. You should take an anti-histamine such as diphenhydramine instead which should reduce the itching and rash. If this does not help, or you develop facial swelling, trouble breathing, or the rash spreads to other areas, you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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With the aloe Vera plant, to make it into a smoothie, do we cut off the outside of the plant & just add the gel? Or can I just use it as a whole?

With the aloe Vera plant, to make it into a smoothie, do we cut off the outside of the plant & just add the gel? Or can I just use it as a whole?

Advise gel because:: Aloe has many healing phytonutrients which are primarily in the core (the gel). The main thing that the skin of the plant has that is not in the core are powerful laxatives, so I would advise not eating the skin unless you need a powerful laxative!
See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel. Html
for more about the many benefits of aloe. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as an anal lubricant?

Can aloe vera gel be used as an anal lubricant?

Coconut oil better: Aloe vera gel is best used as an anti-irritant - after the fact. Coconut oil is a cooling, coating agent best used before the irritation occurs. ...Read more

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I was wondering is aloe vera gel harmful to teeth?

I was wondering is aloe vera gel harmful to teeth?

No: Are you putting this on your teeth or soft tissue? Will not harm teeth, but I would not be using it intraorally routinely. ...Read more

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Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Aloe Vera for acne: Aloe vera is a good product for skin health. It does have some drying properties that may decrease the level of oil on the skin. It may also help decrease some of the redness and inflammation that can be seen with acne. ...Read more

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Could I apply aloe vera gel on open cut?

Could I apply aloe vera gel on open cut?

Aloe Vera: May be helpful for minor wounds.Aloe 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 ; speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. It stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more

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Can cool aloe gel with lidocaine hci be used on a vagina?

Thanks for asking!: Lidocaine hci can be used used in the vaginal area and aloe can be applied to the vulva. ...Read more

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I'm having a jock itch on my butt. Its very big. Can I use Aloe Vera gel to cure it?

I'm having a jock itch on my butt. Its very big. Can I use Aloe Vera gel to cure it?

Aloe Vera: Although Aloe Vera has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities - I would not consider it a treatment for jock itch. ...Read more

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Thinking of buying the now brand aloe vera gel caps but they are 5, 000mg, is that too high & what is a safe dose per day?

Depends: There are conditions for which aloe has been shown to be safe and helpful, and conditions for which it has been shown to be ineffective and/or unsafe. Taken orally, aloe has the potential to mess up blood sugar and blood electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc.). Before you begin taking capsules of anything, know what they are for and talk to a professional about whether they are safe. ...Read more

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I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living. I live in india. Is this recognised in u.S? Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure. Tks

Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more

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Do aloe vera gel supplements work?

Do aloe vera gel supplements work?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera supplements have been reported to assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera gel help heal lupus?

Does aloe vera gel help heal lupus?

No: It may sooth the feeling of the rash a bit, but it is not a cure. ...Read more

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Can vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

Carefully: Any heavy oil based product could block your pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Can I leave aloe vera gel on my face over night?

Might be irritating.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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What type of aloe vera gel can you use on your hair?

Aloe Vera Gel: Why? I don't know of any indications for aloe vera for hair. Aloe Vera can prompt healing of tissues but hair is dead? ...Read more

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Is it s myth that Aloe Vera Gel helps with glycemic care?

I wouldn't: The idea doesn't make sense, and since this interesting plant is promoted as being of enormous benefit for almost everything, this invites an obvious conclusion. Don't ignore exercise or medication, or spend much money on a perennial "pop" remedy. ...Read more

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Will applying aloe vera gel over and over make a burn go away?

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

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Burned underside of fore arm. About 2inches by 1.5 inches. Mostly blistered. How do I treat it? Ran cold water, used aloe gel and cold compress.

Burned underside of fore arm. About 2inches by 1.5 inches. Mostly blistered. How do I treat it? Ran cold water, used aloe gel and cold compress.

Burn: You are doing all the right things. Watch for signs of infection. I would suggest to add vitamin C 1000mg 3 times a day as well as vit C is needed for wound healing and needs go up in stress. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got sunburnt on his back 4 days ago. We used an aloe gel and it was improving. Tonight, his whole back is covered in bumps. Not red bumps?

My boyfriend got sunburnt on his back 4 days ago. We used an aloe gel and it was improving. Tonight, his whole back is covered in bumps. Not red bumps?

Bumps: Please take him to the nearest Emergency facility. They are quite likely to take care of his red pumps, but if not the Emergency doctor will call a Primary doctor for further evaluation.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more