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i have a second degree burn and the skin is peeling. should i help it along by peeling it?

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Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
No: Peeling it may disrupt your body defenses.
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
No.: Do not peel away your skin. It should come loose on its own when it is ready. You may tear the healthy skin if you peel it.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017
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