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Is it ok to peel sunburn

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Peeling may injure: You. Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Co... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Likely: Peeling of the skin over a sunburn usually follows the itching phase.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
SUNBURN ITCHES: SUNBURN CAN OFTEN ITCH DURING THE HEALING STAGES. THE CHANCES ARE THAT IT WILL BEGIN TO PEEL IN A FEW DAYS.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Usually: But lots of other things can make you itch.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Please leave it alone. You may well end up removing more than just dead skin. Dead skin will slough off by itself.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Bapna
Facial Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Peeling sunburn: The best treatment for a peeling sunburn is just to continue moisturizing the skin and allow the peeling to occur naturally. Aloe vera can help with a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends of depth : The deeper the burn, the longer it will take to heal. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothwell
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Moisture: If the burn is deep enough there is nothing you can do. Aloe for soothing relief and lotion may help or at least minimize peeling. Prevention agai... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hydration/ moisture: Keep the area well moisturized (aloe vera can help the healing process). Don't yank on peeling layers of skin (ouch!) hydrate well with water.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Burn: Usually within one week.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sunburn peeling : Peeling from a sunburn may last a week or so, depending on the severity of the burn

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