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Control of Tinea (Ringworm) using Aloe vera Gel in River State

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This study investigated the effects of fresh and fermented Aloe vera gel on the treatment of Tinea in Rivers State. The fresh Aloe vera gel was extracted from matured leaves from two years old Aloe vera plants and applied instantly on students with Tinea capitis (head ringworm) and Tinea corporis (body ringworm). Aloe vera gel extracts left for 3 and 7 days respectively constituted the fermented samples. Faster cure of the Ring worm was achieved with the fresh sample treatment than was recorded for the fermented Aloe vera treatment. The result of the physico-chemical analysis also showed an increase in the moisture, protein, ash and mineral contents as the days of fermentation increased. All other components were negatively affected.
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... Further studies are needed to assess the role of aloe vera gel, as only very low quality evidence from one study is available. 89 ...
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We conducted a systematic review of the treatment, prevention and public health control of skin infections including impetigo, scabies, crusted scabies and tinea in resource-limited settings where skin infections are endemic. The aim is to inform strategies, guidelines and research to improve skin health in populations that are inequitably affected by infections of the skin and the downstream consequences of these. The systematic review is reported according to the PRISMA statement. From 1759 titles identified, 81 full text studies were reviewed and key findings outlined for impetigo, scabies, crusted scabies and tinea. Improvements in primary care and public health management of skin infections will have broad and lasting impacts on overall quality of life including reductions in morbidity and mortality from sepsis, skeletal infections, kidney and heart disease. © 2018 The Authors. Tropical Medicine & International Health Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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