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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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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

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 (mupirocin) aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read more

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When I use spray aloe vera on healing burn, it burns a liltle bit, why is that?

When I use spray aloe vera on healing burn, it  burns a liltle bit, why is that?

Aloe sap: I would not be concerned about a little discomfort. However, aloe vera needs to be almost pure to provide healing for burns. So, use aloe vera sap directly from the plant - most products don't have a high enough aloe content. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard that applying aloe vera on razor burns on legs (the tiny little cuts are razor burn right?

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

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I got a bad burn and it blistered and then peeled, now the skin is just as red and it burns when I put aloe on...help?

I got a bad burn and it blistered and then peeled, now the skin is just as red and it burns when I put aloe on...help?

Take burn seriously.: You need to take this burn seriously. Blistering burns can become quite painful and can become infected very easily. OTC remedies will clearly not be enough to prevent this from worsening in the longer term. You should be seeing a burn specialist and get the proper treatment for this. Don't take this lightly!! ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

Many things: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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I was wondering is aloe vera ok for rosacea skin?

I was wondering is aloe vera ok for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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How effective is aloe vera, and if effective enough, how long does it take to help help a burn?

Works: For q first degree burn it is effective. It soothes theatre. Depending on severity expect a out 2-7 days. ...Read more

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I've heard great stories from the usage of an aloe vera plant directly on the skin? Doctors what is your opinion?

Proven effective: Aloe vera has been proven to be very beneficial in treating burns, helping wounds to heal, treating infections and may prevent and treat skin cancer! it also has many benefits when taken internally. See http://www.Globalhealingcenter.Com/natural-health/benefits-of-aloe-vera/ and http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/research-finds-aloe-vera-may-prevent-and-treat-skin-cancer. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera really help your skin?

Aloe Vera for Skin: Not significantly to my knowledge. However, aloe vera can have a cooling, soothing effect. ...Read more

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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