What is it?
Aloe Vera is a topical agent used in a variety of preparations such as alleviation of inflammatory changes in skin.  It is an anthraquinone that may be regarded as a potential sensitizer.

How can I avoid it?
Patients allergic to Aloe Vera should inform their health care providers of this allergy. The ingredient lists of all prescription and non-prescription medications should be read for the presence of Aloe Vera and products with the names listed below.Skin contact with Aloe Vera is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Aloe Vera should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Topical treatment of wounds
  • Topical treatment of minor burns
  • Topical treatment of skin irritations
  • Fragrances: Perfumes / Colognes / After-shaves / Toilet water
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
    • Antiperspirants / Deodorants 
    • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
    • Soaps / Cleansers
    • Shampoos / Conditioners
    • Moisturizers
    • Make-ups
    • Powders / Sprays
    • Personal lubricants
    • Sunscreens
    • Facial tissues
  • Food
    • Yogurt
    • Beverages
    • Desserts
    • Preservative
  • Insecticides
  • Bug repellent
  • Pet care products
  • Medication
    • Eardrops
    • Multivitamins
    • Stomach remedies
    • Laxatives
    • Cleansing remedies
    • Cold/infection remedies

Other names for Aloe Vera
  • Aloe gel
  • Aloe juice
  • Aloe Barbadensis
  • Sabila
  • Burn plant

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Benzoin
  • Balsam of Peru (topical medicinal)

How safe is it?

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