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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got a really bad sunburn on my lips and they blistered and are now starting to scab. should i peel off the scab, its a yellow/golden color.

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
NO: Leave the scab you can put on an emollient that helps retain water like aquaphor or cetaphil but peeling the scab could peel away healthy tissue making a risk for a scar. If they become painful , blister with a foul odor or puss then see a doctor.
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