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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got a bad sunburn on my legs and now the skin is all ripply and bumpy. in some places, the skin is peeling off. what can i do?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
That's normal when: u burn your skin, keep skin moisturized and don't pick off peeling skin. and stay out of sun always wear your sunscreen!!
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Moisturize and abx: Try to moisturize and apply topical antibiotics so the denuded area does not get infected. This sounds like a 2nd degree sunburn. Aloe vera might help with pain/itching.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
I am guessing it is a partial thickness burn and with moisturizer you will be fine
Jul 23, 2014

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