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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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Is it safe to apply aloe vera gel to eyelids?

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.

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Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...

YES, very safe!: Aloe vera has a wide range of health benefits and is very good for your skin, whether you are sunburned or not! For a nice article on the many benefits of aloe see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel. Html.

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Is it safe to handle food after using antibacterial hand gel? The one I used had aloe vera in it also.

Is it safe to handle food after using antibacterial hand gel? The one I used had aloe vera in it also.

Hand washing: Antibacterial handgels are supposed to be better than handwashing. You will notice in most hospital and hositap eating areas they have the antbacterial hand gels mounted on the walls.

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Can you tell me if the use of aloe vera gel or any other supplement would help a teenager with a tic disorder? Thank you

Can you tell me if the use of aloe vera gel or any other supplement would help a teenager with a tic disorder? Thank you

Alovera not helpful: There ae no supplements that have been scientifically proven to help tic disorders. If you are interested in a non patent medicine approach, consider Cognitive Beheavioal Techniques to decrease anxiety.

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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?

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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?

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I was wondering is aloe vera gel harmful to teeth?

I was wondering is aloe vera gel harmful to teeth?

No: Are you putting this on your teeth or soft tissue? Will not harm teeth, but I would not be using it intraorally routinely.

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Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Aloe Vera for acne: Aloe vera is a good product for skin health. It does have some drying properties that may decrease the level of oil on the skin. It may also help decrease some of the redness and inflammation that can be seen with acne.

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Other moisturizers make my skin break out, will aloe vera gel be effective for me?

? maybe: It is difficult to predict if you will have a reaction to aloe vera gel. You may try using it on a non-conspicuous area for a few days and see if you have a reaction. If you do not, then you should be fine using it as needed for moisturizing effects.

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Can I use an aloe vera gel directly from the plant overnight, even if I don't have any acne.?

Yes: It is very soothing. However, be sure to dilute it - the plant form is concentrated.

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I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo. Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo. Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

No: The gel will not clean your hair or scalp either. It is not a substitute for shampoo.

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Topical tx: Aloe vera extract has historically been used in india to treat intestinal infections, as a laxative, and for suppressed menses, with the root used for colic. Aloe gel is used as an emollient, moisturizer, and wound-healing agent in various pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations.

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Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Are there any benefits from drinking 100% aloe vera juice or using the gel from the plant itself?

Many health benefits: There is evidence supporting a wide range of benefits of drinking aloe vera- if it was a drug it would be hailed as a miracle drug! Aloe can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, treat ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome & colitis, kill cancer cells, treat heartburn, thin blood, lower blood pressure etc. For more info & references see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/021858.Html.

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. Hamid Sajjadi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more