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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment?

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment?

Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...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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Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment?

Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment?

Yes: Aloe vera is extremely safe. It is often very beneficial for acne. For more on its use in acne see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/027496_aloe_vera_acne. Html
; http://overnight-remedy-for-acne. Com/aloe-vera-for-acne/
for more on aloe in general see
http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel. Html. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera cause cancer? I have bought body butter from the brand dr. Organic which is 100% organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice?

Can aloe vera cause cancer? I have bought body butter from the brand dr. Organic which is 100% organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice?

Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as soothing and cooling. Other Aloe plant parts taken by mouth has been report as having a major laxative effect. This is erroneously assumed to be a cause of "weight loss". In reality it is a loss of solid waste from the bowels. Better laxatives exist. ...Read more

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Does Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Jelly cause cancer? I read somewhere that some ingredient in it cause cancer.

Does Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Jelly cause cancer? I read somewhere that some ingredient in it cause cancer.

Carregeenan: The hoopla is over carregeenan, a seaweed gel that's a thickener. The stuff is widespread in food. There are some old papers in which big doses of a form not used in food served as a promoter, but anything can do that. There are some "scare" sites with made-up stuff, and one reviewer is still concerned, but most folks consider the stuff a non-carcinogen. You can't avoid everything folks warn about ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a treatment of multiple sclerosis (ms)?

Is aloe vera a treatment of multiple sclerosis (ms)?

No.: It is not. I could not in my wildest dreams think of how a benefit could be obtained. However my medline search revealed no studies. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a really bad sunburn, other than aloe vera and vinegar?

What are good treatments for a really bad sunburn, other than aloe vera and vinegar?

Motrin and lotion: Unfortunately the options here are generally fairly limited. Having said that much of the discomfort is often the result of swelling and that can be helped with medicines such as Motrin or advil which work to reduce the swelling. In addition use of lotions and ice in the early periods will certainly help as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose according to the label on the box will also help with pain and related sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera gel is good for getting rid of accidental scars? Can you please suggest me some more natural treatments for getting rid of scars?

Is aloe vera gel is good for getting rid of accidental scars? Can you please suggest me some more natural treatments for getting rid of scars?

All scars are a: Nidus of inflammation. Scar deactivation with or without electrical stimulation & scar injection (not steroids) can be very beneficial. This can be performed by most acupuncturists. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat keloid scars? Ii had laser therapy but they reappeared. Can I use aloe vera creams? Apple cider vinegar is not helping.

How can I treat keloid scars? Ii had laser therapy but they reappeared. Can I use aloe vera creams? Apple cider vinegar is not helping.

See a dermatologist: Probably injections of triamcinolone into the keloids. Laser & surgery likely to make worse. Vinegar (any kind) is good on salads. Not useful as medicine except (acetic acid) sometimes for infection in ear canal. You can use aloe but there will be no benefit. No need to repeat experiments already done, showing what works and what does not. See a skin expert specialist. ...Read more

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I have got skin irritation from acne treatments that had caused uneven skin tone on my face. Can I know if it will subside on its own? I have been using aloe vera and also a serum that contains niacinamide, vitC, retinol, hyaluronic and salicylic acid.

I have got skin irritation from acne treatments that had caused uneven skin tone on my face. Can I know if it will subside on its own? I have been using aloe vera and also a serum that contains niacinamide, vitC, retinol, hyaluronic and salicylic acid.

Acne: What you're applying is ok and can add vitamin e cream daily as a regimen. Acne can scar too and can be permanent but usually fades out in time. The acne RX is a drying agent and can redden and dry the skin so avoid.
Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I am curious if aloe vera is really a cure for diabetes, would you try?

See below: Sure. I may try a remedy if there is data for good human responses. A 2009 study by kwanghee kim demonstrated lowered blood sugar levels in overweight mice after administration of aloe vera gel. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera cream cure redness sunburn overnight?

Not that fast.: (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Does the coffee and aloe vera mixture work to help cure stretch marks?

No: You cannot erase stretch marks. They are sign of skin tear in the depth and it cannot be repaired. The only way to remove them is with srugery such as tummy tuck, if most of them are in your lower abdomen. ...Read more

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How safe is it to put pure aloe vera into my dry eyes? Also, what measures, other than drops can I take to cure this?

How safe is it to put pure aloe vera into my dry eyes? Also, what measures, other than drops can I take to cure this?

Aloe vera: It is safe if it is pure aloe vera with no additives. It is also a good treatment for bags under eyes and for infections of the eye. ...Read more

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Can aloe Vera cure or treat or help rosacea??

Can aloe Vera cure or treat or help rosacea??

Can't hurt; but no: It is highly unlikely to produce any decrease in redness but it is a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

Apply directly: Split the leaf open with your fingers. Rub the sap that exudes onto the affected skin. ...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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What to do if I found out I have hives, just got them. Can aloe vera completely cure hives?

Sorry no.: While aloe vera can have many good effects, it has not been scientifically shown to treat hives. The most effective treatment for hives is antihistamines. Also, there really is no cure for hives, except identifying the trigger and avoiding it. Most hives come from the "inside" so topical medications are minimally effective. ...Read more

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How sick will my cancer treatment make me?

How sick will my cancer treatment make me?

Everyone's different: Some more symptomatic that others. There are good drugs to combat nausea and emesis
Some patients find relief with THC ...Read more

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Top cancer treatment and research centers?

Top cancer treatment and research centers?

Where do you live?: Depending on where you live, every major city, university, has great cancer research centers starting with nih, to many to name, if only few named it could be due to personal bias, . ...Read more

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Top 10 cancer treatment and research centers?

Top 10 cancer treatment and research centers?

NCCN-Part II: Thankfully, medicine is a collaborative science where we share amongst ourselves the best treatments available. Alliances such as the nccn ensure that the best cancer care can be delivered where it is most needed-close to a patient's home. Holistic care centers around keeping people in their most normal live's possible, surrounded by family and friends. The best rx is usually the closest to home. ...Read more

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Is there any reason I cannot go to mexico for cancer treatment?

Why?: There may be many fine oncologists in mexico, but most americans believe that us cancer treatment is better-regulated and more advanced. If you have specific reasons for going there such as having family nearby, and you have good care established there, then it's your choice. If you're trying to save money or you're following a "miracle cure, " then I caution you against leaving your health center. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?

What's your opinion on graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?

Not Effective: Graviola or soursop is a fruit grown in rain forests in s.America, africa & se asia. The fruit contains substances known as annonaceous acetogenins which may be able to kill certain cancer cells in a test tube (according to a perdue u study). No studies in humans have been done so there's no evidence that it can work to kill cancer in your body. It can also cause parkinson's like symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitue for tamoxifen as post cancer treatment?

Is there an effective substitue for tamoxifen as post cancer treatment?

Yes: Depending on the menopausal status other drugs can be used. For premenopausal women toermifine can be used if necessary. In postmenopausal women aromatase inhibiotrs such as anastrozole, letrozole, etc can be used. ...Read more

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What is stage 1 rectal cancer treatment risk?

What is stage 1 rectal cancer treatment risk?

Can need colostomy.: Athis is where the cancer does not go past the muscle layer. Surgery can treat this but there are risks. Surgery can be through the abdomen with or without surgery on the anus. The first way might need a temporary or permanent colostomy, an opening for expulsion of waste. The other way requires a permanent colostomy. Surgery may be done that just involves the anus, but that risks recurrence. ...Read more

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Is paraplatin (carboplatin) still used in cancer treatment?

Is paraplatin (carboplatin) still used in cancer treatment?

Yes: Paraplatin is the drug company name for carboplatin. Carboplatin is used to treat several different types of cancer. ...Read more

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Do doctors always turn to chemotherapy for cancer treatment?

Do doctors always turn to chemotherapy for cancer treatment?

Definitely Not!: Chemotherapy is among various different tools available to oncologist to treat cancers. Other tools include but not limited to are: surgery, radiation, biological treatments, targeted small molecules, close observation and palliative care/symptom management. Having said that chemotherapy has a significant role in many tumor types and is curative in some types and stages. ...Read more

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Is the new leukemia cancer treatment available for everyone?

Not sure: What specific new therapy you are referring to. If you know details it would be easy enough to say which diseases are appropriate for the therapy. ...Read more

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Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end.
Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6).
Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read more

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What is the cancer treatment called "insulin potential therapy"?

What is the cancer treatment called "insulin potential therapy"?

IPT with chemo.: Apparently, this is the combination of low dose chemotherapy, with Insulin targeted at cancer cells. Cancer cells have many more receptors for Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (igf) than normal cells, and Insulin is used to get more chemotherapy drugs into these cells. They die, and less chemo. Is used and so there is less side effects. So this uses a cancer cell's "advantage" to kill it. ...Read more

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How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

Not familiar with th: The abreviation (dc-cik) is unfamilair to me. What is it short form for? I do not recognize this as a form of treatment for cancer of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of using karlitaxel 260 (a vial used in cancer treatment)?

What is the side effects of using karlitaxel 260 (a vial used in cancer treatment)?

See Taxol (paclitaxel): Karlitaxel is Paclitaxel (better known under the trademark taxol), made by an indian company, used to treat cancer patients. Side effects include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, thinned or brittle hair, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, changes in the color of the nails and tingling. More serious side effects such as unusual bleeding, shortness of breath, exhaustion. ...Read more

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How expensive is prostate cancer treatment?

Prostate cancer: Depending on where you live surgery can cost 15-50k with robotic surgery, radiation costs tens of thousands of dollars, chemo and other prostate cancer drugs are also very expensive ...Read more

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What is the normal prostate cancer treatment?

What is the normal prostate cancer treatment?

Radiation: Radiation either external beam vs seeds, surgery, anti-testosterone therapy with Lupron (leuprolide) for extensive disese as well as chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Not sure I know: What NHS is, or if the data are true (33 year old, female). But Prostate cancer only occurs in men, usually over 50. Detected by screening PSA or nodule of rectal exam. If you have an insurance plan through ACA it will help, if you are uninsured, go to Charleston Memorial Hospital and ask. ...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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more