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How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

Very.: In fact, peeling is a sign that your sunburn is healing, as the damaged skin is sloughed off and new skin replaces it. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more


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How does one treat flakey skin after a sunburn?

How does one treat flakey skin after a sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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How can one stop skin peeling after a sunburn?

How can one stop skin peeling after a sunburn?

Sun protection: The most effective way to prevent peeling is to prevent the burn with quality sun blocks and/or complete avoidance of damaging UV rays. ...Read more

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After a skin infection.. My skin is peeling off. Is this normal?

Yes: Sometimes after an infection, the skin can peel. It is not unusual. If it doesn't look to you like it is healing properly though, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Don't peel skin.: Keep sunburn cool with 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. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...Read more

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Skin is peeling and is extremely rough from a sunburn, help?

Skin is peeling and is extremely rough from a sunburn, help?

Burns: Cooling, cleaning and dressing are important. May need tetanus shot. Slivadene 1% cream, and possibly antibiotic, may need med for pain. For these, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to reduce redness on cheeks ? Like after a warm shower it stays red for a long time and my skin is uneven, or is it acnescar

Is there any possible way to reduce redness on cheeks ? Like after a warm shower it stays red for a long time and my skin is uneven, or is it acnescar

Rosacea: Although rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, flushing and persistent redness are by far the most common initial signs of the disorder. Treatment includes topical prescription medications like metrogel, or finacea, or bionect. Oral medication like Oracea is also very helpful. ...Read more

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I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?

I got skin burns due to applying garlic juice on my face. The burnt skin is peeling off after healing and pink skin is exposed. What should be applied to it to prevent blackening or scarring?

Don't do home peels.: These are not standardized in strength, and may cause unpredictable results and side effects. See a paramedical aesthetician next time you need a peel. For now, apply aquaphor ointment, 4 -6 times per day until healed, and go see a doctor to make sure you haven't given yourself a problem. ...Read more

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Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Broken hair shafts after coloring , is this  a chemical burn, and how can I treat it. My scalp is itching and painful.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h. ...Read more

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Is the sun good for the new skin after a little burn? Can it leave a scar? Thanks

No sun is not good: Sun is not good for normal skin let alone burned skin. Healing skin is more fragile than normal skin and is more prone to hyperpigment with sun exposure. Make sure you cover your skin burn with sunblock when exposed to sun especially the first year. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of peeling skin due to sunburn?

Use soothing lotion: Use any soothing lotion as the peeling will be followed by new skin and do noy try to peal the skin yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently. ...Read more

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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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Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Steroids: Steroids can cause skin discoloration if you use incorrect potency for certain areas.Darker skin are more prone to have skin discoloration. Be sure to see a doctor to get proper potency cream/ointment for certain areas.Of rash. With long term scratching, your skin can get thickening , may .Leave scar, longer to respond., so try not to scratch if you can.With time, discoloration can get better. ...Read more

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After stress and a flu my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

After stress and a flu  my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

Stress / cortisone: Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like cortisol can affect the body's hair cycles (in the most noticeable form this is called telogen effluvium). Unless you can cure stress, there's nothing you can do to prevent it or treat it! Nothing to worry about though. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

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