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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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What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera can be used as a burn treatment. It contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned skin and irritated skin and reduces the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Will using Aloe Vera help with my hair growth on my natural hair?

Will using Aloe Vera help with my hair growth on my natural hair?

Not likely: As remarkable as aloe can be - know of no studies that show it causes increased hair growth. ...Read more

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I m using aloe vera gel of u.S based company forever living.I live in india.Is this recognised in u.S?Nd tell benefits of using this nd procedure..Tks

Aloe vera is: Exceptionally helpful for some types of burn healing. Here is the issue - most popular products containing aloe vera don't have a high enough concentration to get the job done well. Thus, using the sap from an actual aloe vera plant is the best way to go. ...Read more

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Could using Aloe Vera as an after shave have given me a yeast infection?

Could using Aloe Vera as an after shave have given me a yeast infection?

Not likely: While anything is possible, aloe vera is felt to have anti-fungal properties, making it less likely to cause a yeast infection, and possible treat one. Are your using clean razor blades, as it's possible that a shared, reused razor blades could expose you to a fungus/yeast infection! ...Read more

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Can scare on my legs over 20 years be remove completely using aloe vera and honey mixtures?

Scars are permanent: Your mature scar will not have any change with any topical mixture. The only way to get some improvement is with a laser or surgical scar revision. No one can completely remove the scar, they can only make it look better. ...Read more

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Showered 1 day & my chest started burning, it left scabs that fell off, now I have dark marks on chest. Using aloe Vera & cocoa butter. Will it work?

Showered 1 day & my chest started burning, it left scabs that fell off, now I have dark marks on chest. Using aloe Vera & cocoa butter. Will it work?

NO: What is on your chest? Acne? There are effective treatments for acne. You are using benzoyl peroxide and doxycycline. I doubt that you have rosacea. Aloe and butter will not help you. If your present treatment is not effective you can change. Spironolactone will probably work well. If not you can rescue from acne with isotretinoin. 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