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Hi I am taking lamotragine for epilepsy. Is it ok to try an aloe vera detox programme called clean9. To help lose weight.

Hi I am taking lamotragine for epilepsy. Is it ok to try an aloe vera detox programme called clean9. To help lose weight.

I would avoid: Epilepsy is a serious condition and you do not want to mess with your medication levels. Rather than a "detox" (which research shows they don't actually work), just eat a healthy diet every day and get 30 min of moderate level exercise at least 5 days a week. Take your medicine as prescribed and see your doctor on schedule. That what i would tell me sister to do - and i adore my sister! ...Read more

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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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Can I use aloe Vera for tightening up the skin? I've lost 66lbs and need to lose more, but I like to tighten my skin as I lose weight.

Can I use aloe Vera for tightening up the skin? I've lost 66lbs and need to lose more, but I like to tighten my skin as I lose weight.

The aloe Vera: is not likely to have significant effect. As it dries, it can pull skin a little taughter but that does not mean that it is lessening extra skin. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel help mouth blister?

Can aloe vera gel help mouth blister?

Mouth Blisters: That would not be my first choice regardless of the type of blister. First the type of blister has to be determined, which in turn, will determine the best palliative or curative treatment. ...Read more

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Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Probably not: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for some prescription rx that's right for you. ...Read more

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Pls suggest a good day and night cream for acne prone skin. does aloe vera gel help?

Pls suggest a good day and night cream for acne prone skin. does aloe vera gel help?

ACNE CREAMS, ALOE: SEE THE LARGE COLLECTION OF ACNE PRODUCTS IN YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE. TRY THEM ALL, AND FIND OUT WHICH WORKS BEST FOR YOU! ALOE VERA IS NOT FOR ACNE . . . BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I been noticing white spots on my stomach and back, what can that be & would aloe vera gel help if it's a fungus?

I been noticing white spots on my stomach and back, what can that be & would aloe vera gel help if it's a fungus?

It is most: Likely fungal. Aloe vera will not help. You need an antifungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Apply it daily for about 3 weeks. It doesn't kill fungus but stops its growth until the skin grows it out. If no improvement consider getting seen. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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