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Aloe Vera Burns My Skin
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
I have a scab on my cheek and I tryed to heal it faster with aloe Vera and now it has started to burn.
Will my skin have something bad happen to it?
I have a very small 2nd degree burn on one finger & it's healing. The skin there is reddish pink. To prevent scarring, should I use aloe vera?Vit A+D?
I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off.Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn.Im using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work
1st/2nd degree burn : You describe a first or deep first or superficial second degree burn from using the soap. Just like a sun burn it takes time to heal. Usually 7-10 days if not infected. Keep the area clean, try not to touch it, wash your hands frequently, and let your skin heal. Topical antibiotics like neosporin or bactroban aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have what amounts to rug burns over my legs. Got silvdiane but my legs r getting crusty & unable 2 stretch tried aloe vera but ow can I keep moist?
Ointment: Use aquaphor healing ointment and apply at least 3x/day to heal. ...Read more
What to do if i heard that applying aloe vera on razor burns on legs (the tiny little cuts are razor burn right?
Open Wounds?: If you have open wounds, i.e. bleeding or cuts, you should apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin or triple antibiotic ointment. You can wash the wound with soap and water and apply the ointment three times a day. If you do not have open wounds, any moisturizer will treat 'razor burn'. ...Read more
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
I have a burn on my arm from cooking and i used aloe vera on it. It scabbed very fast but it turned black and I am concerned if it is infected or not.?
It doesn't appear so: It is the appearance of the skin around the scab that will indicate the presence of infection. Generally an infection will be associated with red skin that is tender to touch around the scab or the scab will be tender. Bleeding into a blister can result in a black scab. Intense pain is characteristic of burns initially but pain that develops a few days later is suspicious for infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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