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how to remove peeling skin from a sunburn

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Sunburn: Often the easiest way is to gently scrub the involved area while in the shower. If removing the peeling skin is painful then perhaps wait until it is ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Moisturize: Keep it. Oust and dead skin will gradually peel off. Cerave is good choice.Limit sun exposure because you are more sensitive after burn.
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
SImple means: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sunburn: Sunburn damages the skin. So. Yes, absolutely.
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Depending on the severity.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Unavoidable: Once sunburned, damage has already happened, and peeling is unavoidable. Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms of pain, typically with oral Ibu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Use soothing lotion: Use any soothing lotion as the peeling will be followed by new skin and do noy try to peal the skin yourself.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
uncomfortable probl: At the risk of oversimplifying a potentially complicated problem, this sounds like an inflammation or irritation of the skin in that area causing the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Apply unscented: moisturizing lotion. Do not try to peel the skin yourself. Although that may seem to help, it will just peel more and possibly lead to bleeding, infec ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be be ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Topical allergy: Most likely she got something on her skin that she was allergic to or an irritant such a chemical could have gotten on her face. Assuming she did not ... Read More

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