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Aloe Vera With Vitamin E Medication
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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
Do you think using Aloe Vera & Vitamin E cream would be a help? for white spots on my chest and neck?
Won't hurt: but you can have this followed as this can be any number of issues such as vitiligo (if you have family hx, autoimmune problems), tinea versicolor (fungal infection), idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (usually seen on sun exposed areas) or pityriasis alba (white in summer and becomes dry and reddish/scaly in winter - seen in teenagers) or Nevis depigmentosus (hair in discolored area is white) ...Read more
Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more
What is the absolute best non RX cream for keeping acne at bay? Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, or something else?
Can I use vitamin e evion 600 with aloe Vera gel to treat chickenpox scars ? Is it safe and effective. Or should I see a doctor?? Please advice.
have been noted to be helpful in diminishing the cosmetic effect of scars however it is UNUSUAL for Chicken Pox to leave scars since ONLY the superficial layer of skin is involved! I would get your skin checked out by a Dermatologist...you may be a "keloid" former
(abnormal scar generation) ...Read more
My cold sore from 3 months ago left a dark red spot on my upper lip, almost creeping a little onto my skin past my lips. Organic aloe vera has helped it fade but it's not completely gone yet. Will Mederma or vitamin e help even more?
Can I use baby wipes that are fragrance free but have glycerin, citric acid, aloe Vera and vitamin E to wipe after sex and to prevent yeast infections?
Baby wipes: Yes, you can use baby wipes effectively ...Read more
Is it possible to "induce" or force a period? Could such things like Ginger (Tea), high doses of Vitamin C, Soy Milk, or Aloe Vera help this along?
Hi doctor. My aunt is 72 y.O with hypertension and arthritis. She's not taking any medication. Can i give her fish oil and vitamin e? Thank you
Ask her & her doctor: Her doctor would want to know about any vitamins or supplements she's taking. Generally fish oil and vitamin e should be fine, as long as she's not on additional medications that can interfere with blood clotting. Make sure the vitamin e is natural, not synthetic. You want d-tocopherol, not dl tocopherol. Also make sure the fish oil comes from a reputable company that checks for heavy metals. ...Read more
Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. ...Read more
Currently i'm taking vitamins that i bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?
No sequence: No particular sequence that you have to follow. You can take it which ever you like. Or you can get all of them in multivitamin-once a day. ...Read more
Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine,pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e,pentox arg all do.
A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more
Vitamin E Uses:
Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.
Vitamin E is sometimes used for improving physical endurance, increasing energy, reducing muscle damage after exercise, and improving muscle strength
Some people apply vitamin E to their skin to keep it from aging ...Read more
Unsure: There are few studies in humans on this that I have been able to locate. Some of the damage that alcohol does to the body involves increases in oxidizing substances, where anti-oxidants can help prevent damage, and vitamin E is an anti-oxidant. Some people feel that extra vitamin E may be helpful in those with alcoholism, but there is no real proof of this. 15-30 mg of vit e would be reasonable. ...Read more
Vitamin E overdose:
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Vitamin E toxicity symtpoms include: "Nausea, Gastric distress, Abdominal cramps, Diarrhea, Headache, Fatigue
Easy bruising and bleeding - Prolonged PT & activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), Inhibition of platelet aggregation, Diplopia, Muscle weakness, Creatinuria" REF: >>> ...Read more
Probably: Peyronies disease is not really a "disease" with a clear cause. It is a condition where the penis is bent. The medical treatment is all over the MAP indicating the lack of efficacy. We reserve surgery for more severe cases where the bend of the penis precludes sex. Not all urologists are comfortable with the treatment of peyronies disease. Challenge your md with his true expertise in this area. ...Read more
Is there any difference beetweed natural and syntetic vitamin e? What is the difference? Can syntetic vitamin E harm you? Thanks.
Yes: Synthetic vitamin e contains only Alpha tocopherol and this strips the brain of gamma tocopherol which can lead to increased brain hemorrhage and delta tocopherol in the liver which can lead to elevated liver enzymes. Get a all natural mixed tocopherol with all 4 isomers. You can also increase vitamin e in your diet by eating wheat germ, nuts, seeds, oleves asparagus green leafy vegetables. ...Read more
You're fine: Big doses of vitamin e are unlikely to have much effect on you one way or the other. If you've been found to be vitamin e deficient by a reputable lab (there are some fake labs that do "nutrition testing" so beware), it may be a heads-up that you might have early malabsorption. Best wishes. ...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