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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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What to do if I found out I have hives, just got them. Can aloe vera completely cure hives?

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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Does aloe Vera drink helps soothing hives condition?

Does aloe Vera drink helps soothing hives condition?

No: I really can't tell if drinking Aloe Vera does anything although it may possibly benefit the skin when used topically. In fact, I can envision that a rare individual may even develop hives from becoming allergic to it. ...Read more

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Is it s myth that Aloe Vera Gel helps with glycemic care?

I wouldn't: The idea doesn't make sense, and since this interesting plant is promoted as being of enormous benefit for almost everything, this invites an obvious conclusion. Don't ignore exercise or medication, or spend much money on a perennial "pop" remedy. ...Read more

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I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living. I live in india. Is this recognised in u.S? Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure. Tks

I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living. I live in india. Is this recognised in u.S? Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure. Tks

Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as a lubricant?

Depends: It all depends upon its formulation. A gel by definition has lubricating quality. But whether it can be used as a lubricant for a useful purpose. ...Read more

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Do aloe vera gel supplements work?

Do aloe vera gel supplements work?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera supplements have been reported to assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent & treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss & lowering blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera gel help heal lupus?

Does aloe vera gel help heal lupus?

No: It may sooth the feeling of the rash a bit, but it is not a cure. ...Read more

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Can vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

Carefully: Any heavy oil based product could block your pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as an anal lubricant?

Can aloe vera gel be used as an anal lubricant?

Coconut oil better: Aloe vera gel is best used as an anti-irritant - after the fact. Coconut oil is a cooling, coating agent best used before the irritation occurs. ...Read more

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Can I leave aloe vera gel on my face over night?

Might be irritating.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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What type of aloe vera gel can you use on your hair?

Aloe Vera Gel: Why? I don't know of any indications for aloe vera for hair. Aloe Vera can prompt healing of tissues but hair is dead? ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease.
Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation.
Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease.
It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Will applying aloe vera gel over and over make a burn go away?

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

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Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

On skin?: Potentially one if used on the skin one may develop an allergic contact skin reaction to it but I have never seen one yet. Even if you drink a moderate amount of it, there is little risk for adverse reactions but there is not a single food item which is 100% free of side effects for all people. ...Read more

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Could I apply aloe vera gel on open cut?

Aloe Vera: May be helpful for minor wounds.Aloe 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 ; speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. It stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...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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Thinking of buying the now brand aloe vera gel caps but they are 5, 000mg, is that too high & what is a safe dose per day?

Depends: There are conditions for which aloe has been shown to be safe and helpful, and conditions for which it has been shown to be ineffective and/or unsafe. Taken orally, aloe has the potential to mess up blood sugar and blood electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc.). Before you begin taking capsules of anything, know what they are for and talk to a professional about whether they are safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply aloe vera gel to eyelids?

Alcohol free OK: Aloe vera fresh from the plant leaf should be safe, just avoid products containing alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you use aloe Vera gel as a vaginal lubricant?

Do Not Recommend it: Some people can develop skin irritation with aloe vera with stinging - that could be quite painful on vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Hydrate: Aloe vera is very soothing to skin. It offers some hydration, but it not typically used for its emollient / humectant abilities. ...Read more

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Which is better to hydrate the skin aloe vera gel or lanolin?

Which is better to hydrate the skin aloe vera gel or lanolin?

Likely Lanolin.: Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat aloe Vera gel when the "yellow liquid" is gone?

?: ? From bottle or plant? Aloe. Generally not regarded as toxic. ...Read more

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I put aloe vera gel on my face and now it's really red, what do I do?

I put aloe vera gel on my face and now it's really red, what do I do?

Aloe vera: Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. Please rinse off your face with cool water and pat dry (gently). You can apply cool compresses if in pain. ...Read more

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Can I use aloe vera gel for face &hair? Benefits & side effects of aloe vera gel on face & hair?

Aloe: Aloe is considered safe for both skin, hair and if properly prepared for drinking. Be sure quality and validity of ingredients. ...Read more

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What to do if I have started using biotin pills to regrow my hair can the aloe vera gel you buy at the store work?

Aloe Vera: Can help with tissue healing but will not necessarily have an effect on hair regrowth. Most products have relatively low Aloe Vera Content. Thus if you do need to apply Aloe Vera in the future - breaking off a "leaf" from the plan and applying directly is often the best choice. Take care. ...Read more

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I waxed my "mustache" earlier today. It's been red and irritated for hours. I just put on some aloe vera gel, but it still hurts. What do I do?

I waxed my "mustache" earlier today. It's been red and irritated for hours. I just put on some aloe vera gel, but it still hurts. What do I do?

A refrigerated cool: Pack would be good. Continue the Aloe. A product like Skin Ceuticals Epidermal Repair might be helpful also. If you are doing this yourself, I would recommend you remember to pull your skin really taunt before you pull the strip off. Good luck. ...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

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. Mark Pack
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more