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Aloe Vesta Medication
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
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
My GERD has been playing up lately, and i'm thinking of trying aloe vera tablets. Would this be safe with the medication i'm on?
Think again...: Aloe is used in folk medicine for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. If you have gerd use appropriate rx & diet, but if you question your "diagnosis" see your doctor. ...Read more
I have anterior mitral valve prolapse and a kind of arrythmia will aloe crystals be bad for my health as I do drink a lot of medication.
Aloe and mitral v.: There are no indications for the use of aloe in your condition. Prolapse of the mitral valve is generally considered benign but the blood flowing back into the upper chamber (left atrium) could eventually become excessive leading to enlargement and thus more propensity to rhythm problems ex atrial fibrillation. See a heart specialist for serial physicals and imaging surveillance. ...Read more
No...But: Not taking the contraband in the first place could definitely avoid a positive test. And this is one of the very few times in medicine that I will 100% guarantee my answer (well there are those FALSE positive tests I guess!). ...Read more
Peppermint oil for IBS- constipation? contraindicated with one of the following drugs ? Xanax, Seroquel, escitalopram, Lamotrigine? Same Question Aloe Vera juice...
I would avoid: the Peppermint oil. It may decrease how quickly the liver breaks down medications causing an increase in the effects and side effects of such medications. Two of the medicines you take--Xanax and escitalopram--are metabolized by the liver/cytochromne P450 and could be affected by Peppermint oil. Aloe Vera juice may be a little safer but it also affects the cytochrome P450 pathways. I would avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the same but...: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has many proven benefits, both topically and when taken internally. Aloe Vesta is a line of commercial skin care products that contain many different ingredients, one of which is aloe vera. I can't comment on the effectiveness of Aloe Vesta products but Aloe vera is a wonderful herb. See http://tinyurl.com/35ubwlw for more on aloe vera benefits. ...Read more
Yes: Yes ... Aloe Vesta is a great product that is often used in the hospital for those with very sensitive skin. Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more
I have 3 creams which one is best for eczema? 1 Nystatin ointment 2 clotrimazole and betamethason dipropionate cream 3 aloe vesta anti fungal ointmen
Betamethasone: These medicines are for fungus; the clotrimazole/betamethasone mixture will help do to the steroid component, but it should never be applied to areas of thin skin (axillae, groin, face). The clotrimazole component is for fungus, as well as the other ointments you mentioned ...Read more
Depends upon . . .: Whether or not aloe drinks are good for you depends upon who you ask. It also depends upon how much evidence/proof you need to convince you, one way or another. Check out http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/food-weight-loss/ask-diet-doctor-truth-about-aloe-vera-juice. Bottom line, beware anything that's promoted/marketed as miraculous, no matter how long it's been around. ...Read more
No: None of the herbalife products are approved for toddlers. The label clearly states to be used for persons 18 years or older. Not a good practice to start experimenting with your toddler specially when they can tell you how they feel allergic reactions in toddlers are pretty serious. ...Read more
Its not: The "aloe detox" and any other detox has never been shown to help with any medical condition. Be careful with any commercially available product that makes claims which are too good to be true, they usually are. ...Read more
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