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Please tell me, could I use aloe vera as a lotion?

Please tell me, could I use aloe vera as a lotion?

There are aloe: Vera products that are used as lotions. However be aware - although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. There is also potential (rare) for allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Maybe: Keep aloe vera off your face and anything else you find in your house. Do not pick your face. Things that trigger acne include sun damage, lack of sleep, hormones, genetics, and stress. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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I just used regular coconut scented lotion on a rash. Can I also use aloe vera lotion on top of that to help heal it?

Aloe Vera: Yes, you can use both products together. Most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster. There is some science supporting these uses. Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny skin blood vessels. ...Read more

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Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? What is this fluid? Aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial. Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage. ...Read more

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I have applied aloe vera in a zone affected by seborrheic dermatitis after a day in the beach...Is it bad? Can interact with sunscreen lotion?

I have applied aloe vera in a zone affected by seborrheic dermatitis after a day in the beach...Is it bad? Can interact with sunscreen lotion?

No problem: In fact aloe vera allergy is likely rare if present at all. It is often used as a sunburn repair gel. However it is always possible for two different lotions to interact chemically when mixed and the rule of thumb is to wait 30 minutes between application. ...Read more

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If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

You can try: I would use a small amount to make sure no issues. Many creams are not really body part specific rather just marketed as such. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.

Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.

What did the dermato: What did the dermatologist say? None of the treatments you mention are likely to be of benefit for this. Your description is not enough for diagnosis. If your dermatologist is stumped he may ask another dermatologist for a consult. How much does it bother you? If not much distress you may wish to give it some timer. I can't believe any dr would charge you $230! insurance would pay 1/2 this! . ...Read more

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Is aloe lotion as good as fresh aloe?

Probably: It is probably easier to use than fresh aloe as well. ...Read more

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What could cause itchiness after applying aloe lotion?

What could cause itchiness after applying aloe lotion?

Aloe: Was it pure aloe vera? Aloe rarely can cause a allergic response but anything possible. Try it from the leaf of the plant to see if it really the aloe or not. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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I burned my penis shaft and testicles with hair removal lotion. Going to the doctor would be embarrassing. I've used Forever Living aloe lotion/gelly.

I burned my penis shaft and testicles with hair removal lotion. Going to the doctor would be embarrassing. I've used Forever Living aloe lotion/gelly.

Chemical burn.: Hair removal lotions can cause skin irritation, but don't generally cause permanent damage. The skin of the penis and scrotum is quite sensitive, however, so it often feels a lot worse than it is. You can continue to keep the area clean and watch it carefully. If the skin becomes swollen or starts to peel off, make a private appointment with a HealthTap doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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My GERD has been playing up lately, and I'm thinking of trying aloe vera tablets. Would this be safe with the medication I'm on?

My GERD has been playing up lately, and I'm thinking of trying aloe vera tablets. Would this be safe with the medication I'm on?

Think again...: Aloe is used in folk medicine for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. If you have gerd use appropriate rx & diet, but if you question your "diagnosis" see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera clean your body for a drug test?

Can aloe vera clean your body for a drug test?

No...But: Not taking the contraband in the first place could definitely avoid a positive test. And this is one of the very few times in medicine that I will 100% guarantee my answer (well there are those FALSE positive tests I guess!). ...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