Aloe vera

What is Aloe vera?

This is herb being used in many medical conditions particularly in skin conditions.

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Dear Doctor,
I am using aloe Vera juice since last six months. First two month I used three times a day around 20 ml per doges. Now I am taking twice a day same 20 ml.

Is there any side effects to take aloe Vera juice for long period ?
waiting for your valuable recommendation.

Thanks & regards, XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No known side effects!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

There are no known side effects of using this aloe vera juice for long. I am equally sure you have not noticed anything strange or abnormal. If there has been any, kindly review for review and more insights.

I wish you well. Feel free to...

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Hi, I have small red dots on from my ankles up to the shins. It s also developed within days around the armpit areas on both sides. Heat rash? Treated with Cortisone and Aloe Vera? I find it strange it s developed in these specific areas at the same time. I have just started exercising again (running and walking) after recovering from a diverticulitis operation.

doctor1 MD

Hi red spots from knee to shin and armpits is nothing but heat rash or milaria.it is mainly due to excessive sweating due to ur lot of exercise after ur diverticular operation.taking frutcee chewable tablet daily.and application of calamine lotion can cure the condition.sprinkling absorb dusting...

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I have been using 200mg of doxycycline daily and had a bad sunburn reaction. After 2 days I do not see any less reddening of the burn . How long will this redness last? I have been using Aloe Vera gel and cold compresses but haven't noticed much of a change. Is there anything I can do to tone down the redness? Is there a danger of real skin damage?

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for writing to health care magic.Doxycycline is a phototoxic drug.Exposure of sun after taking drug leads to severe reaction.Stop the drug immediately.Avoid sun exposure as much as possible.Start taking anti histaminic tablet like tab.allegra180 mg at day time and tab.atarax 10 mg at...

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I am having nasal sinus surgery on Thursday. I have been drinking aloe Vera juice all week. It didn't register to me aloe Vera is a supplement until now because I used to drink it everyday. Should I be worried it'll effect my surgery? I can't really reschedule because of work. I

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
In my opinion , Aloe vera juice will have negligible effect on nasal sinus

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

I have read your query and understand your concern.

You should stop drinking aloe Vera juice from today .

Aloe vera juice might affect blood sugar levels and could...

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how helpful is amla and aloe vera juice. how many times and in what qty one should consume ???

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Both Amla and Aloe vera have numerous benefits

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Greetings from Healthcaremagic.

Both amla and aloe vera juice, have numerous health benefits and addresses almost all health concerns. Both, in all forms, are excellent detoxifying agents and Boost immunity....

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Hi, I have recently met with a bike accident that has resulted in a black eye along with abrasions on my face. Though the wound(s) are not deep, I am sure that they would leave a sufficient amount of scar when they heal. Since this in in my face, I would like to know if there is any serum/cream/patch that I can apply over my wounds to minimize scar formation in my face?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Apply aloe vera and vitamin E

Detailed Answer:
Hello
The injury is not very deep hence it should heal well.
You should apply a combination of Vitamin C, aloe vera and Vitamin E.
This will help in faster healing.
Once scar is formed,you can use silicon gel to heal it.
Let me know if...

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I have a skin problem after several times removing my body's hair. Legs specially and other sensitve parts, what shoud i do now?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely folliculitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

i have gone through your query and pictures. It looks like folliculitis (razor bumps). This can be due to fungus or bacteria entering the follicles while shaving. Using moisturizers like glycolic acid for...

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My baby is a month old now, and since last few days she has developed heat rashes on her face. Could yo suggest any cream which can be applied without fear of any side effects or any home remedy ?

She is not dressed overly, mostly is covered in a single cloth.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that for children upto 3 months of age it is normal to get rashes on the skin. It is called erythema toxicum....

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Hey, I m 15 years old teenage girl . 4 years back I had Chicken Pox . And the marks of it are still visible on my face. I need a easy treatment to remove it. And beside this marks I tend to have many Dark circles too. Though I used different methods like Aloe Vera , Olive oil..etc to reduce it but all went in vain. Please suggest me. Thank You.

doctor1 MD

Dear swthunky.madd4nab, welcome to hcm.
the marks due to chicken pox usually disappear after a certain period of time without any interventions as such. the dark circles may be because ur poorly nourished or sometimes seen if ur using spectacles since a time.
Its my humble request you to stop...

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I recently lost my virginity to my boyfriend, I was very sore for a few days and it stung when I pee'd. That went away in a couple of days but now suddenly there's a stinging feeling I get when I peed. Is it dude to the friction? The stinging feeling is right down in between my buttocks where my vagina meets it. I need help because now I'm scared to go pee due to the burning! Will Aloe Vera help me?

doctor1 MD

hi,
thanx for the query.
as u lost your virginity that means ur hymen got ruptured .there is ought to be some sorenmess for a few days.
u need to consult a gynaec for examination and some pain killers.u might require topical anaesthetic gel as well .gud luck byeee.

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Recent questions on  Aloe vera

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I woke up with a red mark on my lower lip. It looks like a hematoma, and does not hurt. I get red marks on my arms and hands if I bump into something or hit something. It looks like that on my lip It is not herpes simplex. I have put aloe vera on it and it doesn t seem to help, even tried Abreva.

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I have had hemorrhoids for past 5 months...they come and go but for the past one month they were really bad so i took them seriously and got all measures to combat them. I ate raw garlic and applied aloe vera gel and seemingly they have shrunk to 25% of what they used to be. But now I have severe itching after my motion everyday and my anus and surrounding area is a little dry. During my itching i feel the need to stick a finger inside anus where I feel the itch really is...I have taken medicine for pin worm 4 months back and for yeast infection 10 months back. I have never bled during my motion but I can usually see a thin stripe of blood in my stool... Please guide me?

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Hi, My baby boy of 4 months is getting red ring like rashes on his bumps .Photos attached for same from last 2_3 days..Also today it appeared on ear also..Don't know the same or different but red in colour We used nappies in night and used to bath...

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Hello Doctor, My baby is 10 days old and having a white discharge from left eye and rashes of red patches with white in the middle on body. What could be the reason ?

doctor1 MD

I have already submitted my question to you. Red rash sounds like my symptoms, though it is not Red unless rubbed, aggravated. Clear bumps that get larger, very itchy. I try not to scratch or rub, but the itching is intolerable.

doctor1 MD

I am a 25 year old female. No history of digestive issues. A few weeks ago, I started having pain associated with my Gallbladder. It wasn't sever enough for my doctor to be worried, but she suggested a diet to help. Along with that diet, I started taking 8oz of Aloe Vera Juice daily. Yesterday, I woke up with sever stomach/intestine cramps. I have had diarrhea that is black. It is chalky... like coffee grinds. The diarrhea continued all day yesterday and this morning. I've read this could be caused by bleeding in the upper GI. Should I be worried or is this a side effect of the Aloe Vera? How long until I should seek medical help?

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor! I am a female aged 27 yrs from India. I have sensitive skin since birth which breaks out into rashes in contact with dust, heat, sweat, pollen, insect bite, etc. I am prone to dust and pollen allergy as well. My current problem area is my neck and the base of neck. It started two weeks back when I went out in the strong summer sun. The area became reddish-maroon, itchy and subsequently started burning. I applied ice, aloe vera and other natural cooling agents thinking its a sunburn. It healed after a few days with dead skin peeling off. However, the same problem has resurfaced two days back though this time I have taken all precaution to cover every inch of my skin before stepping out in the sun. Constant sweating due to humid Indian conditions is making my condition worse and the burns more sore. Please help!! The marks look ugly and hurt and burn every time it comes in contact with even clothes!!

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