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How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

Don't Pick & Peel: The best thing to do after a burn is to apply cool compresses and Hydrocortisone cream. Once the peeling begins, it is best to keep the affected areas as hydrated as possible by application of copious amounts of moisturizers. Avoid picking or peeling away the skin so that the new skin is given a protective covering under which it can heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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How doest fractional laser skin treatment work?

How doest fractional laser skin treatment work?

Improves scars: Instead of burning off the whole surface to a certain depth it selectively treats a fraction of the surface , 5, 11, 22 per cent in a regular pasternak. The skin regrows on a few days raising depressed scars, smoothing wrinkles , and decreasing raised scars. It is used for acne scars, wrinkles on the lip and cheek with noticeable improvement within a week. ...Read more

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Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Will laser treatment burn and cause some permanent scars?

Always a risk: need to make sure you understand all risks and benefits and only go to board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in lasers ...Read more

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How can get rid of sunburn redness fast!?

How can get rid of sunburn redness fast!?

Not fast !: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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How to cure acne and inflamed skin?

How to cure acne and inflamed skin?

Scientific Rx: The benzoyl peroxide you are already using is your best start. It's 50% likely to cure you; if in two weeks it has not, get with your personal physician. Pop remedies are only adjuncts. Acne's a serious problem, non-lifestyle related and a professional liability. It can be managed by prescription meds and i'd urge you to use these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to treat sun burn blisters?

How to treat sun burn blisters?

Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read more

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What is sunburn treatment?

What is sunburn treatment?

Number one best : Treatment is avoidance. Other than that keep it moisturized and treat the pain.... If blisters develop... Or pain can not be controlled then see your pcp and ask for a dermatological referral. I have used silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) in the past if it is contraindicated based on burn location, etc. ...Read more

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How effective is laser resurfacing on ice pick scars?

How effective is laser resurfacing on ice pick scars?

Fractional CO2: Ice pick scars are notoriously resistant to treatment. Co2 laser or fractional co2 with deepfx seems to work the best. ...Read more

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Severe underarm sweat. Any laser treatment for it?

Severe underarm sweat. Any laser treatment for it?

Botox or Dysport: I like Dysport for this issue. It works exceedingly well, and last for up to 6-8 months. It does, however, require future injections. ...Read more

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How can I treat peeling skin after radiation therapy?

How can I treat peeling skin after radiation therapy?

It all depends...: ...on the degree of "peeling". Dry flakey skin after radiation treatment is generally treated with moisturizing creams/ointments like Aquaphor.If the skin is open, you need to see the radiation oncologist for evaluation and management. It is important to keep the wound clean and to prevent infection. Most peeling heals nicely within a few weeks. Again, your rad onc doctor is expert treating this. ...Read more

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How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read more

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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a face sun burn?

What are good treatments for a face sun burn?

Cold compresses,: I usually recommend cold compresses & topical steroid creams (to reduce the inflammation). Occasionally i will also suggest topical otc analgesic creams & pain/anti-inflammatory pills, such as Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat injected deep to the scar. Frequently the surface can then be improved with laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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How can I cure skin itching caused by sunburn

How can I cure skin itching caused by sunburn

Sunburn Itching: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with itching. ...Read more