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Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Some: Aloe is good for mild burns, sunburns, scrapes and superficial abrasions. It is soothing and helps speed healing. ...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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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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Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Aloe Vera and Acne: The sap contained within an aloe vera plant has a number of healing qualities. One of the conditions that is commonly treated with aloe vera is acne, a skin condition in which the sebaceous glands and hair follicles become inflamed and produce pimples. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat this condition. ...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?

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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If i leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

If i leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the rash. If the rash has not gone away on a couple of weeks, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been purported to topically treat: skin wounds, burns, blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, fungus, dry skin, allergic reactions, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles from aging, rosacea, warts, and vaginal infections. Oral aloe vera is purported to help: congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, kidney infections and prostate. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for arthritis when taken internally?

Is aloe vera good for arthritis when taken internally?

Not proven to help: Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant that has been used as a folk medicine for generations. The "gel" from the leaves can be used for treating minor skin burns, abrasions, or rashes. The "latex" juice from the plant has a laxative effect if taken internally. Many products add aloe vera as an ingredient and advertise themselves with claims of helping arthritis or other diseases. Claims are unproven. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an allergy to aloe vera plant?

What are the signs of an allergy to aloe vera plant?

Allergy: There would be itching on the areas affected, rednedd red rash my develop, the skin could become very scabby. All signs of allergy ...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


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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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