U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 19-year-old male asked:

Aftermath of laser treatment: day 5, burned skin is starting to peel, should i peel it or not? because it irritates me

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Fox
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Topical antibiotic: Do not peel the skin off since it acts as a barrier to prevent infection. Use a topical antibiotic 2-3 times per day. If worsening, then see your physician to evaluate for infection or other complication.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 13, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.