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is it ok to peel sunburn

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 46-year-old member asked:
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely: Peeling of the skin over a sunburn usually follows the itching phase.
A 54-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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Bapna
17 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends of depth : The deeper the burn, the longer it will take to heal. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothwell
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Burn: Usually within one week.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Sunburn peeling : Peeling from a sunburn may last a week or so, depending on the severity of the burn

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