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Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Some: Aloe is good for mild burns, sunburns, scrapes and superficial abrasions. It is soothing and helps speed healing. ...Read more

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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What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

Apply directly: Split the leaf open with your fingers. Rub the sap that exudes onto the affected skin. ...Read more

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I applied aloe vera on the face, then small rashes appeared n some itching. How can I reduce this feeling. Will steaming help?

I applied aloe vera on the face, then small rashes appeared n some itching. How can I reduce this feeling. Will steaming help?

Clean and dry: Keep it dry and clean with warm water and gentle cleansers. Baby products are the best because they are inexpensive and very hypoallergenic. (Better than buying a very expensive cosmetic cleansing product for adults). Not sure if steaming will help, but it isn't harmful to try. ...Read more

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I just used regular coconut scented lotion on a rash. Can I also use aloe vera lotion on top of that to help heal it?

I just used regular coconut scented lotion on a rash. Can I also use aloe vera lotion on top of that to help heal it?

Aloe Vera: Yes, you can use both products together. Most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster. There is some science supporting these uses. Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny skin blood vessels. ...Read more

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If I leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

If I leave a dry, pink, hardened, flaking rash from dryness that's gotten worse even with creams and aloe vera gel alone, will it go away by itself?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the rash. If the rash has not gone away on a couple of weeks, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My shaft of my penus is peeling an red rash just started 4 days ago. I put on aloe vera but not helping?

My shaft of my penus is peeling an red rash just started 4 days ago. I put on aloe vera but not helping?

See your Family Doc: Peeling penile rashes should be evaluated by your Family Doc who may need to refer you to a Urologist or Dermatologist. S/he will also be asking about your risk for & exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. And examine for ulcers on other mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Aloe Vera and Acne: The sap contained within an aloe vera plant has a number of healing qualities. One of the conditions that is commonly treated with aloe vera is acne, a skin condition in which the sebaceous glands and hair follicles become inflamed and produce pimples. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat this condition. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for your liver?

I doubt it: There is no medical reason to belive such a claim. I would not advise relying on it for any benefit. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera drink good or bad for you?

Is aloe vera drink good or bad for you?

Many benefits but...: Fresh aloe has many health benefits. However, shortly after juicing the most beneficial component, the mucopolysaccharides tend to degrade. Some brands have various processes to stabilize these so some are much better than others but it can be hard to assess which brands are best. See http://bit. Ly/19ymyl0 ;
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Is aloe vera a good sumac poisoning help?

Sure: Some patients do find that aloe vera gel, lotion, etc. Helps dry the skin in the involved area and make the problem feel better. However, some people can have a reaction also to the aloe vera, so use with some caution. ...Read more

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The cactus and aloe vera tea is good for diabetes?

Only w/o sugar: There is no significant benefit (or detriment) from these teas--just don't add sugar! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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What's good for sunburn on your face what can I use is A&D ointment good as well as aloe vera?

What's good for sunburn on your face what can I use is A&D ointment good as well as aloe vera?

Supportive: Keep it cool
Moist cool soaks
avoid re exposure to sun and if you go out sunscreen
use the products you listed no harm in them ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Not really: Aloe vera is good for moisturizing and general health of the skin. It however has not been shown to prevent scars. ...Read more

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What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been purported to topically treat: skin wounds, burns, blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, fungus, dry skin, allergic reactions, acne, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles from aging, rosacea, warts, and vaginal infections. Oral aloe vera is purported to help: congestion, indigestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, kidney infections and prostate. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good way to make skin more clear?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is of no value for any skin problem except for relief of minor burns. ...Read more

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Is it good to put aloe vera on face for overnight?

Might sting.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good medicine for thyroid?

Is aloe vera a good medicine for thyroid?

Won't do anything: For thyroid -- good or bad. Helps with minor skin problems like small burns, and looks nice as a plant - but doesn't do anything else. If you have concerns about your thyroid, your doctor can check it out easily. ...Read more

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Could aloe vera be good to rub on a dry scalp?

Could aloe vera be good to rub on a dry scalp?

Aloe Vera: For dry, itchy scalp-Aloe Vera - shampoo & rinse scalp/ hair. Break off aloe vera leaves & apply about 1 TBSP o f the gel onto scalp. Rinse after 5 minutes. Sesame Oil - Apply warmed sesame oil to scalp & massage for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for hair and scalp?

Aloe: Aloe is a plant with many purported properties including skin healing. It is not something that is usually used for hair-bearing skin. It is not likely to do you any harm, but neither is it likely to help. Many of the commercial aloe gels contain a lot of alcohol which would really dry hair and scalp--beware. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera juice good for diverticulitis?

No: It won't hurt but will not help. Diverticulitis is an infection around a diverticula and needs to be treated with antibiotics. If they do not resolve the infection, then surgery is required. To reduce the formation of diverticula and possibly prevent diverticulitis, dietary fiber is needed. The simplest way to get enough fiber is to take metamucil or an equivalent daily. ...Read more

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Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Aloe Vera for acne: Aloe vera is a good product for skin health. It does have some drying properties that may decrease the level of oil on the skin. It may also help decrease some of the redness and inflammation that can be seen with acne. ...Read more

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Why is aloe vera juice not good for diverticulosis?

Who says that?: Does not matter if you drink aloe vera or not. It does not affect diverticulosis either way. ...Read more

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Is aloe lotion as good as fresh aloe?

Probably: It is probably easier to use than fresh aloe as well. ...Read more

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Is the aloe vera products good for the health? And how can you suggest me to use them? Can they have bad effects on my body if I use them for a long

Yes: Can be used with no specific time duration. Products can be used topically for burns and inflammatory conditions, and can be injested for digestive issues (only under a doctors supervision). ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment?

Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Is the aloe vera drink really good for you and dry skin?

Is the aloe vera drink really good for you and dry skin?

Probably not much: Aloe vera can be soothing to burns and dry skin but has its best benefits when directly applied. I would suspect thant most of it would be excreted or not treat the affected area in oral form. There are many excellent treatments for dry skin, including topical moisturizers and prescription treatments. Seeing your doctor can guide you to the best choice. ...Read more

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Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Not proven: There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids. On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a really bad sunburn, other than aloe vera and vinegar?

What are good treatments for a really bad sunburn, other than aloe vera and vinegar?

Motrin and lotion: Unfortunately the options here are generally fairly limited. Having said that much of the discomfort is often the result of swelling and that can be helped with medicines such as Motrin or advil which work to reduce the swelling. In addition use of lotions and ice in the early periods will certainly help as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose according to the label on the box will also help with pain and related sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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I have eczema and hear that it is good to drink aloe vera for this condition. It this true?

Eczema: I am not aware of any ingestion of aloe vera helping. Aloe vera may moisturize and soothe dry skin. Typically moisturizers and topical corticosteroids or non corticosteroids are effective. See a dermatologist. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more