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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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Having aloe vera will make hair strong .? Having aloevera daily will make any other health issues

Having aloe vera will make hair strong .? Having aloevera daily will make any other health issues

Yes and no: Yes, aloe vera is good for your hair. No, i don;t think aloe vera can cause significant health issue-at least not that i know. ...Read more

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

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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Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

Aloe vera: is safe to use on the face and skin. It will cause hair growth in the areas where there are hair follicles. Just avoid those areas of your face when applying. See your doctor if you are concerned with excessive hair growth. ...Read more

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Will using Aloe Vera help with my hair growth on my natural hair?

Not likely: As remarkable as aloe can be - know of no studies that show it causes increased hair growth. ...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?

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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Is aloe vera good for hair and scalp?

Aloe: Aloe is a plant with many purported properties including skin healing. It is not something that is usually used for hair-bearing skin. It is not likely to do you any harm, but neither is it likely to help. Many of the commercial aloe gels contain a lot of alcohol which would really dry hair and scalp--beware. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old female. My hair is thickening. Can I apply aloe vera on to my scalp?

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is not harmful to your scalp but it won't change the thickness of your hair. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...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