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The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

Might Be Allergy: Flaking and peeling can sometimes be signs of contact allergic dermatitis. Have you begun using any new soaps, detergents, or make-up products? If so you might want to stop it and see if rash improves. ...Read more

Peeling Paint In Home (Definition)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or ...Read more


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When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

Dryness likely: Dry flaking skin often becomes more noticeable when make up is applied over it. Using a gentle exfoliant type facial wash followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer should help you get a smoother complexion. ...Read more

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Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Glycolic, tretinoin: Glycolic acid face masks can be helpful in situations like yours for the acne, blackhead exenteration and exfoliation, but only has short term results. Tretinoin , if your skin is not too sensitive for it, is an effective option for reversal and prevention of acne as well as the uv damage reversal and reducing wrinkle progression, but takes a few months. Niacinamide has mixed results. ...Read more

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Is tactuo like a chemical peel? My skin looks clearer but is red and flaky ( using tactuo for 8 days now)

Tactuo: The use of tactuo can cause redness and dryness.Of skin. Give your face a rest and apply a moisturizer to your skin for several days. ...Read more

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The skin in my lips is peeling and flaky. It's been happening for months. Chapped lip medication helps but after use it just comes back. It doesn't hurt but is irritating.?

The skin in my lips is peeling and flaky. It's been happening for months. Chapped lip medication helps but after use it just comes back. It doesn't hurt but is irritating.?

Chelitis: Lip-licking cheilitis is best treated with avoidance of the licking behavior. Drug-induced cheilitis is treated with avoidance of the offending drug, but if this is not possible, frequent application of aquaphor ointment, which is over the counter, may help ease lip pain and irritation. Other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weat. ...Read more

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I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after i cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after i cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

Epidermis: Shaving can irritate the epidermis and cause it to hypertrophy (skin cells pile up instead of sloughing off like normal skin does). This can cause a dry patch. Use a topical cream such as aquaphor to decrease the dryness in that area. If that doesn't work, see your doctor as it may be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn on my forehead that is starting to peel and get flaky! I'm putting aloe Vera whenever I can but its so tempting to peel the dead skin.

Got a sunburn on my forehead that is starting to peel and get flaky! I'm putting aloe Vera whenever I can but its so tempting to peel the dead skin.

Aloe and Neosporin: Seems like you are almost over First and possibly Second degree burn. Continue using the Aloe and add an antibiotic ointment OTC such as Neosporin to promote moisture and hopefully prevent a secondary skin infection. If the dead skin is truly ready to fall of , it probably won't be a problem. Probably washing the area well with soap and water will help remove the dead skin. ...Read more

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Dry&flaky w/ scab on left nipple and easy to peel nipple skin. I dont usually moisturize my breast. Could this be symptom of something seriouse?

Breast rash?: 5his is a very important question,because there are a plethora of serious maladies which could be causing this, and numerous less-than-dangerous ones. You need to see a dermatologist, because some reactions in peri-areolar (around the nipple) skin can be very serious. PLEASE GO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to peel skin off?

Yes and No: Chemical peels and dermabrasion performed by trained healthcare professionals are commonly performed procedures for individuals who need it. Having skin peeled off by an untrained healthcare provider or without a medical indication would not be a healthy choice. ...Read more

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I had skin peel and now my skin has gone dark?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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Why does skin peel in water?

Osmosis: If in the water too long, the protective oils are lost and free water enters the skin cells, causing them to burst. ...Read more

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How do you stop skin from peeling?

How do you stop skin from peeling?

Why peeling?: Need to figure out why it is peeling in the first place. May want to consult a dermatologist on this before spending tons of cash on stuff that wont work, because it wont be addressing what is actually wrong. Could be as simple as keeping it moist with gentle moisturizer, to as complex as some sort of dermatitis or infectious process that would need medical intervention. ...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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Brown Red Skin Rash (Definition)

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