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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could eating raw aloe vera poisonous?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Could eating raw aloe vera poisonous?

Don't know of it: Being poison. But, the inner gel is scooped out of the leaf vice eating the leaf. According to nih – when whole leaf aloe vera juice is used longer than a week it can lead to laxative dependency. It can also lead to v absorption of medications. Per nih there may be ^’ed colon cancer risk when aloe that contains latex is taken orally for over a year. ...Read more

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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. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Dyshydrotic eczema: is one form of eczema that generally appears on the hands and feet, presenting as dry skin with tiny fluid filled blisters. ...Read more

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Dr. Shira Miller
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Dr. Randy Baker
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Is aloe herb toxic when taken orally?I use to take it and it has high potential in immunity increase against malaria

Dr. Randy Baker
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Is aloe herb toxic when taken orally?I use to take it and it has high potential in immunity  increase against malaria

NO- VERY HEALTHY!: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Can i take aloe berrry nectar with juice?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Can i take aloe berrry nectar with juice?

Sure: But don't expect any health benefit.

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is it ok to take propranolol with aloe vera?

Dr. Mark Rasak
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Is it ok to take propranolol with aloe vera?
Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How effective is aloe vera, and if effective enough, how long does it take to help help a burn?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Works: For q first degree burn it is effective. It soothes theatre. Depending on severity expect a out 2-7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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What is the best thing to do for a sunburn besides aloe vera? What type of shower do I take warm or cold

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Cold: Aloe is not much use. Anything to lubricate will help. You may be able to reduce inflammation with a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon
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I enjoy aloe drinks and take thyroxine. I have read conflicting info regarding absorption of thyroxine when consuming aloe. What are your opinions?

Dr. Charles Gordon
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I enjoy aloe drinks and take thyroxine. I have read conflicting info regarding absorption of thyroxine when consuming aloe. What are your opinions?

Doesn't Matter: If you need thyroxine because you're hypothyroid you take the med and the amount that gets into you can be monitored by blood tests which will tell you if you need more or less. If you are taking something that is interfering with either the absorption or the metabolism of the drug your doc will suggest that you alter your dose appropriately. My opinion is irrelevant. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can i take aloe vera capsules if I am on levothyroxine?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Sure: It's your business. Aloe vera is a fascinating plant with some interesting molecules. If you believed all the claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Best wishes. ...Read more

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