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Doctor insights on: How To Remove Peeling Skin From A Sunburn

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How do you get rid of peeling skin from a sunburn?

How do you get rid of peeling skin from a sunburn?

Sunburn: Often the easiest way is to gently scrub the involved area while in the shower. If removing the peeling skin is painful then perhaps wait until it is easier to remove and not painful.

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How do you get rid of the peeling skin from a sunburn?

How do you get rid of the peeling skin from a sunburn?

Moisturize: Keep it. Oust and dead skin will gradually peel off. Cerave is good choice. Limit sun exposure because you are more sensitive after burn.

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How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

Unavoidable: Once sunburned, damage has already happened, and peeling is unavoidable. Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms of pain, typically with oral Ibuprofen and moisturize a lot.

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

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.

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Recently had skin peel off scrotom and penile shaft. Almost like sunburn peeling skin. What causes this?

Recently had skin peel off scrotom and penile shaft. Almost like sunburn peeling skin. What causes this?

uncomfortable probl: At the risk of oversimplifying a potentially complicated problem, this sounds like an inflammation or irritation of the skin in that area causing the peeling. Did you use a new lotion or other product in that area? Something came in contact with that particular area to cause the inflammation and irritation and so the key is to try to identify it and then, avoid it.

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I have peeling skin on my face and it looks horrible due to sunburn! Should I put any creams/lotions or will it make it worse? Face looks really dirty

Apply unscented: Moisturizing lotion. Do not try to peel the skin yourself. Although that may seem to help, it will just peel more and possibly lead to bleeding, infection and scarring. Be careful of any makeup you apply, which could make the peeling worse. Also, stay out of the sun until this is healed and then make sure you're diligent with sunscreen and re-applying for the future.

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Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? What is this fluid? Aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? What is this fluid? Aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial. Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage.

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Mother developed splotchy patches of swelling on only the face for a few days, then dry, peeling skin like sunburn. Any ideas as to what it is?

Mother developed splotchy patches of swelling on only the face for a few days, then dry, peeling skin like sunburn. Any ideas as to what it is?

Topical allergy: Most likely she got something on her skin that she was allergic to or an irritant such a chemical could have gotten on her face. Assuming she did not have any other systemic reactions i.e. Fever, chills, headache, these would be the most likely causes. The peeling skin is the way the skin heals itself. They are generally self limited and nothing to be concerned about unless she gets it again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

MOISTURIZE!: Use a water based cream. I like dml lotion and dml forte cream. They are unscented and hypoallergenic. They can be used topically anywhere on the skin as well. Http://www. Personandcovey. Com/productdetail. Asp? Productid=19.

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My son got severe sunburn all over his back 8 days ago It blistered all over but now gone. Skin peeling and very red. Can he swim in chlorine pool?

My son got severe sunburn all over his back 8 days ago It blistered all over but now gone. Skin peeling and very red. Can he swim in chlorine pool?

Wait: Until the burn is completely healed before exposing him to a chemical. He needs to wear a shirt as well as strong sun screen to avoid the sun. It is too risky. All the best.

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How do I cover up or get rid of these skin spots from my skin peeling after a sunburn?

How do I cover up or get rid of these skin spots from my skin peeling after a sunburn?

Sunscreen: Daily application of a broad spectrum sunscreen will help prevent this predicament. Once a sunburn has occurred, it is important to use an oil free moisturizer to encourage recovery of the epidermal and dermal damage. Use of an oil free cosmetic may be used to camouflage any spots until the skin heals.

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Is there an STD that causes vaginal skin peeling almost like sunburn? Or just irritation?

Is there an STD that causes vaginal skin peeling almost like sunburn? Or just irritation?

Genital herpes: Genital herpes may cause blisters and sores. Once acquired, it is not completely understood what causes the virus to activate/reactivate and cause blisters.. .. the ulcers will eventually heal, and may leave a patch of red or peeling skin for a few days.

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I got sunburned on my legs and after a week have lots of tiny blisters. I itched them open which resulted in my skin peeling. How can I help the skin?

I got sunburned on my legs and after a week have lots of tiny blisters. I itched them open which resulted in my skin peeling. How can I help the skin?

MOISTURIZE: Ask your Pharmacist to recommend an effective MOISTURIZING cream/lotion. Your skin needs moisture very badly since sunburns like any other burns produce DEAD SKIN (this looks like blisters! DO NOT BREAK the blisters by scratching that will produce infection! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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