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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have aloe vera plant in my house.People say that it is good for our skin.So can I apply on my face to look fair..?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have aloe vera plant in my house.People say that it is good for our skin.So can I apply on my face to look fair..?

I don't believe that: The aloe will give you fair skin. It is very helpful for burn treatment of skin. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What is a aloe vera plant exspecially good for?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is it good to put aloe vera on face for overnight?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can I use aloe vera plant on my face?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can I use aloe vera plant on my face?

If is fine on the: Face for minor burns.

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Dr. Glenn Messina
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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?

Dr. Glenn Messina
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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?

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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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Does aloe vera plant really helps to fade scars on face?

Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Does aloe vera plant really helps to fade scars on face?

No evidence: Reviews of scientific literature have not show clear evidence that aloe vera lessens scars. Keeping a scar out of direct sunlight, massage/pressure and tincture of time are proven to lessen scars. That said, one of my grandmothers swore by aloe vera and since it grew in her garden, she used it on every cut. My grandma was the best! ...Read more

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

Mike Moore
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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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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Neutral: Aloe vera is not harmful usually to skin and may help with many conditions like skin injury, sun born, traumatic burns, wounds, etc.. However, I do not knowm of any proven benefit of aloe vera for acne. Rather, it might make keeping pores open and clean somewhat harder to do. Ask your doctor about this. ...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


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