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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
More Information: It depends on where you are experiencing this problem. Most times, i find my patients have peeling around the incision site where surgical glue has be ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: Your use of the word "excessive" implies it is not normal, and so if your concerned about it I would let your surgeon know. That being said, some deg ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
Not to worry: Skin is always forming to replace what wears off naturally. When a cast is on the wrist, you are not using the fingers as much as normal so the skin b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sun burn: Many causes of skin peeling have to do with the condition prior to it peeling. Did you have a sun burn, infection, allergic reaction, dehydration, or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Question is vague.: I am not sure what you are asking about. However, if it is about postoperative care, the following applies: https://www.gastricsurgeon.com/procedur ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Sunburn: Sunburn damages the skin. So. Yes, absolutely.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Skin prep: You just had gallbladder surgery and the skin is itching. It could be the skin prep that was used. It may have an orange hue to it. This prep kills ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Either: Do what you find most comforting. Either should be ok.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Burning eyes: This is quite common especially in people performing this without appropriate eye protection from the particles placrd in the air or irritants causing ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Repair: Sunburn is an injury and a new layer replaces the damaged layer. It is the damaged layer tha is peeling off.Allow itvto peel naturally. Do not peel it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David F. Jaffe
30 years experience in Dermatology
Topical therapy: Hydroquinones and retinoids are most useful. Both can be prescribed, individually or in combination, by your dermatologist.
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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Impetigo: If impetigo is completely resolved, it's ok to use a fragrance-free moisturizing lotion for dryness. If infection is not completely treated, Mupiroci ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
16 years experience in Podiatry
Scar lingers: Derma bond doesn't remove scar completely. There will still be a scar line. Derma bond reduces the thickness and color of scar. It keeps skin as close ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Is it: Is it itchy? This could be dyshidrotic hand eczema or psoriasis.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Likely will return: This will likely return to normal but may take several months. In the meantime acid excessive sun exposure and use a sunblock.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Itching is normal : During the healing process, the body releases special proteins that guide the repair and remodeling. One of the side-effects is itching. This will s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
May be allergic: You may be experiencing an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. Stop and consider Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement or if it worsens, se ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Gravity: When you are lying on your face, your retina is on the upper surface of your eyeball. If there is any air introduced into the eye during the procedure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Maybe normal: This may be a a sign that your portal incisions are healing normally.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
24 years experience in Urology
Yeast: I would recommend regular soap and water. Your description is suggestive of a yeast infection in which case you consider a topical antifungal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See below: If the condition call for use of the fractionated laser, than yes, your skin should look and feel better. Good luck.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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

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