x Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy?
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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy?

The following information is for humans with Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy

Introduction to Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy

These can include mouth ulcers as well as other skin reactions.

In general there is no scientific proof that Aloe Vera can help although Cancer Research UK says "Although there is no research evidence to show that Aloe vera can help with burns caused by radiotherapy treatment many patients say that it helps to heal and soothe the skin. Many specialist nurses and radiotherapists also recommend its use."

Using Aloe Vera for Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

On outside skin apply Aloe Vera gelly generously and several times a day.

For mouth ulcers see Ulcers of the Mouth

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy?

Continue to apply Aloe Vera to the skin throughout the cancer treatment and for several weeks afterwords.

Do not stop any cancer treatment you are undergoing while you take Aloe Vera and do so in consultation with your doctor

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 Skin Reactions from Radiotherapy?
  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.