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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...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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I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off.Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn.Im using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work

1st/2nd degree burn : You describe a first or deep first or superficial second degree burn from using the soap. Just like a sun burn it takes time to heal. Usually 7-10 days if not infected. Keep the area clean, try not to touch it, wash your hands frequently, and let your skin heal. Topical antibiotics like neosporin or bactroban (mupirocin) aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a deodrant burn to heal and is savlon and aloe vera helpful?

How long would it take for a deodrant burn to heal and is savlon and aloe vera helpful?

Deodorant burn: YOU HAVE A FIRE ON YOUR SKIN! WARMN WATER COMPRESSES, FOR 4 OR 5 MINUTES EVERY THREE OR FOUR HOURS WILL HELP. DO NOT USE ANY CREAMS OR LOTIONS OR OINTMENTS DURING THIS TIME! ALSO NO SOAP! ...Read more

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Is drinking aloe vera and amla juice is really beneficial for skin?

Juice vs topical.: Aloe vera juice can assist with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. It can be used to prevent ; treat constipation. Aloe vera is reported to help some types of anemia. Some studies suggest that it may be helpful with weight loss ; lowering blood glucose levels. ** topical aloe vera soothes inflamed, burned ; irritated skin ; reduces the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial.Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage. ...Read more

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What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

Many things: 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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How effective is aloe vera, and if effective enough, how long does it take to help help a burn?

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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Will applying aloe vera gel over and over make a burn go away?

Aloe Barbadensis: Aloe vera caloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Use of aloe vera can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring. To skin up the healing process of burns and skin wounds, stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is something besides aloe vera to help the burn of sunburn?

Please let me know if there is something besides aloe vera to help the burn of sunburn?

You can use a number: Of hydrating and skin healing substances, including vit e, cocoa butter, or other marketed hydrating post-sunburn lotions. ...Read more

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Could aloe vera be used to treat aginal razor burn?

Could aloe vera be used to treat aginal razor burn?

Yes, may sting but: Try it. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin s/p shaving. ...Read more

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When I use spray aloe vera on healing burn, it burns a liltle bit, why is that?

Aloe sap: I would not be concerned about a little discomfort. However, aloe vera needs to be almost pure to provide healing for burns. So, use aloe vera sap directly from the plant - most products don't have a high enough aloe content. ...Read more

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I was putting aloe vera(western family brand) on& it touched my vaginal area, a slight tingling/burning sensation occurred. Is it really safe as lube?

I was putting aloe vera(western family brand) on& it touched my vaginal area, a slight tingling/burning sensation occurred. Is it really safe as lube?

Possibly not: I couldn't find an online label to look at the ingredients, but some aloe vera gels contain alcohol which could burn your vagina. That could be what you felt. Lubricants like astroglide might be safer, and more pleasant to use. ...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