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Aloe Vera Vaseline
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
Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?
Unproven but helpful: I don't know of any "proven" to work but that does not mean they won't work- there is little research on natural remedies as no one can patent ; profit from them but they often help. For things to try see http://www.Optimalhealthnetwork.Com/anal-fissures-s/191.Htm ; http://drwheatgrass.Com/conditions/anal-fissure/ ; http://healfissures.Com/ ; http://earthclinic.Com/cures/anal-fissures.Html. ...Read more
Neither: Really neither is great for acne because both can cause the pores to clog and cause the acne to worsen or get more. Wash your face with with a product that says non comedogenic ( won't clog pores) and also moisturizer with the same kind of product. Cetaphil and neutrogena acne are good examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You're likely sensitive to the aloe.Get a more detailed answer ›
16mo old son has diarrhea 4 the last 2 days and has caused a terrible rash. Prev medication ointment not working. Aloe & vaseline & powder not fixing?
Zind oxide: Irritative rashes from diarrhea in toddlers ae amongst the most stubborn rashes to cure. Try and get some daily air into that area - let him run around diaperless outside - who cares if he poops or pees on the lawn? Then, a diaper cream that has zinc oxide may be more useful - some brand names: triple paste, butt paste, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) or generic zinc oxide. ...Read more
I was going to have intercourse and we use Vasline brand Aloe for Lubricant and burning,swelling inside occurred shortly after applying to the Vagina?
Sensitivity: Burning and swelling after applying anything vaginally is a sign of sensitivity to one of the chemicals in the product. Don't use this again. You might try a hypoallergenic product like paraben free Astroglide if you need a lubricant or salvia can be a good lubricant . Hope this helps. ...Read more
Aloe vera: Aloe vera juice can 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. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. Topical aloe vera soothes inflamed, burned ; irritated skin ; reduces the chance of skin infection. ...Read more
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