A member asked:

I was exfoliating my face and i scrubbed the area too hard and a few layers of skin are gone! it is red with a yellow film over it, is this normal?

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Skin: It sounds like you may have developed an infection of the skin from too aggressive a treatment. Most of the time, Staphylococcus is the pathogen associated with the infection. You should visit your doctor for further evaluation.

Answered 4/19/2016

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Dr. Diane Minich answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Infection: You ave abraded the skin and may have an infection, so you should see your doctor.

Answered 7/12/2014

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