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Should a person who has skin that is sensitive to aloe take aloe vera for acid reflux?

Should a person who has skin that is sensitive to aloe take aloe vera for acid reflux?

Not a good idea: If you are sensitive to aloe on your skin, i would definitely avoid taking it by mouth. Even if you didn't trigger any problems by ingesting it, you could have a contact sensitivity at the other end of the digestive system, something to avoid! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Hi, i have acid reflux problem. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every day. Aloe vera juice and coconut water is good for that ?

Hi, i have acid reflux problem. Im taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 tablet every  day. Aloe vera  juice  and coconut  water  is good for that ?

DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aloe vera juice when I am taking alendronic acid once a week. I am having sore throats and think it might be acid reflux.

Is it ok to take aloe vera juice when I am taking alendronic acid once  a week.  I am having sore throats and think it might be acid reflux.

Yes, however...: Yes, it is safe, but i advise rethinking taking alendronic acid as i believe this drug does more harm than good. It actually increases risk of certain fractures and has many serious side effects. In my experience vitamin k2, vitamin d, boron, strontium and other natural approaches are both far more effective and safer. I advise consulting a holistic md who can advise you on this. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can I drink Aloe juice while on Tecta? Today is my first day on Tecta for acid reflux. I don't know what's safe or not to interact with it.

Can I drink Aloe juice while on Tecta? Today is my first day on Tecta for acid reflux. I don't know what's safe or not to interact with it.

Aloe juice: Aloe juice, despite all the hype found on the Internet and on untrustworthy medical TV shows, has not been shown to be effective in treating acid reflux. It also interacts with many medications, and will act as a laxative. I do not recommend trying to use aloe juice when treating acid reflux. Tecta is very effective for this. Use it as prescribed and follow anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about acid reflux?

Can you tell me about acid reflux?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more

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How to help child with acid reflux?

How to help child with acid reflux?

GERD : If the child is an infant, there's not much to do, until they outgrow it. You can help the symptoms by giving baby smaller feelings, and burping frequently. Your pediatrician can also prescribe medicine to help the pain, from heartburn, that happens with GERD. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux suppress appetite?

Does acid reflux suppress appetite?

Generally not: Usually acid reflux is relieved by putting food in the stomach (which neutralizes the acid for a short time). But acid reflux can cause nausea on occasion, and if you are nauseated then you will probably not be hungry. ...Read more

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How to help my baby with acid reflux?

How to help my baby with acid reflux?

Talk to MD: There are somethings you can do to help, such as feeding while the baby is sitting, and making sure bed is raised at head. If the problem persists talk to your pediatrician to see if medication or diet change might help. They may refer you to a GI doctor for evaluation or treatment. ...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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more