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how to stop your skin from peeling after a burn

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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Hopefully you have: done the basics: remove clothes covering the burn, treat with cool running water. No creams, ointments, etc as these may increase likelihood of infect ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bearden
22 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Skin is renewing : Skin is renewing itself.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: A second degree burn involves a partial thickness injury to the skin. The epidermis usually separates from the dermis and often forms fluid filled bli ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
SPF: 50 or greater. Wear UV protective clothing and bathing apparel.Limit UV exposure to no more than 2 hours ar a clip. Head protection is a must!
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Typically nothing: hair follicles are much deeper so unless you get a full thickness burn which usually means scarring, the hair follicles are not touched
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in 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. Charles Davant
48 years experience in Family Medicine
You can't: A sunburn kills skin cells and they are going to come off one way or the other.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
One deterrent: Think about how painful it will be if you start to tug on dead skin and accidentally pull up deep layers of skin. That makes me shudder just to think ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If your skin is: flaking and dry - consider quality moisturizer. If skin is flaking due to a medical problem - recommend dermatological evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera will sooth the burn, you can also take an anti-inflammatory. The skin will likely peel as it was already damaged. Prevention is the key, bur ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Use neosporin with pain relieving medication.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Allen
20 years experience in Dermatology
Burn blister: Immediately after a burn cooling the skin is critical. Ice cold water.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Nothing: You lose the top layer of your skin every 7 days anyway and with sunburn the damaged skin has to come off. The redness has to heal over time. You ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Moisturize it: Minimize excessive skin scrubbing and avoid use of drying soaps etc... Avoid hot showers/baths. Moisturize skin after shower/bath and as needed throu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Ointment: Use some ointment ( vaseline is a good choice) to keep it moist, do not expose the skin to the sun, and don't do that anymore.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Blisters: Blisters or large bullae would develop plus skin redness (erythema).
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience in Pain Management
Call PCP: Healing does depend on the amount of area involved in the burn. From the sounds of it, you need to consult your pcp or maybe a plastic surgeon for app ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Face wound: depending on the nature of injury its timing and location it would be wise to have it promptly evaluated to minimize scarring and obtain optimal heali ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Try using toners: to reduce oil secretions
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for effective home treatment: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good he ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
1-2 weeks.: First-degree burns -- superficial ones that are red, but not blistered -- generally heal within a couple of weeks, without scars. You can apply a mild ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
See ur doctor: What your experiencing maybe a urinary tract infection. I recommend seeing your physician to best determine the specific cause of your itching. Wishin ... Read More
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