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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Scalp got sunburned and now is peeling and itchy like crazy. What can I do to help with the itch and the peeling? My hair looks white from the peeling

Scalp got sunburned and now is peeling and itchy like crazy. What can I do to help with the itch and the peeling? My hair looks white from the peeling

Relax: It will resolve in a few days. Meanwhile use a conditioner rinse after soaking in shower. Next time out in your yacht, wear your HAT, look for the shade, use sunscreen spray on scalp, use sun glasses. Go skinny-dipping at night.

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I'm peeling the dead skin (dandruff) caused by sunburn on my scalp, good idea?

I'm peeling the dead skin (dandruff) caused by sunburn on my scalp, good idea?

Peeling off dead: Skin might accidentally lead to pulling off deeper layers of skin. If dead skin is peeling it can be lightly trimmed.

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Hi I have a sunburn elbows land it's peeling and I am in so mush pain help me?

Hi I have a sunburn elbows land it's peeling and I am in so mush pain help me?

Aloe: Try using aloe or a product containing aloe. This should provide soothing relief while the skin heals. Also, don't forget to use sunscreen next time.

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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.

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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.

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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 two week old has a sunburn that is blistering and peeling. What should we do?

My two week old has a sunburn that is blistering and peeling. What should we do?

Two week old infants: Should not be out in the sun. Please call your pediatrician - at two weeks would be concerned that the blisters would become portals for infection.

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What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?

What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?

Cold milk: To reduce the discomfort cold milk compresses will soothe and the skin and calm the burning sensation. A non steroidal such as allege, Motrin or Aspirin will decrease the inflammation.Aloe can be added to the regimen. A dermatologistcanpres ribe a steroid cream to cut down on the redness

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I have a sunburn on my lower left cheek and my chin that is peeling. At what stage in the sunburn process is this?

I have a sunburn on my lower left cheek and my chin that is peeling. At what stage in the sunburn process is this?

Not a process: Burns have "degrees", not "stages". This is a definition of severe it was when it occurs, not a process. Redness is stage 1, but injured skin may peel off. This does not change the degree. Do not peel the skin off as this worsens the damage. Use gently cream to the area daily and let it heal naturally.

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I have an extreme sunburn. I am on roacutane, 20mg. A week ago I was burnt, skin blistered. Now skin is leathery and started peeling. Is this normal?

I have an extreme sunburn. I am on roacutane, 20mg. A week ago I was burnt, skin blistered. Now skin is leathery and started peeling. Is this normal?

Sort of: Severe sun burns can result in permenant skin damage resulting in wrinkling and skin cancers. This is a particular concern when on acutane. See http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xrfaj3wssis to lear a little more about sun burn.

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Got a bad sunburn months ago, it started to peel & I peeled it before it was ready. Now I have tiny, white spots covering my chest that won't go away.

Got a bad sunburn months ago, it started to peel & I peeled it before it was ready. Now I have tiny, white spots covering my chest that won't go away.

Sun damage: Those "white spots" are likely areas of low pigmentation brought about by damage to the melanocytes (cells that make pigment) from the sunburn. It may take a year for them to kick back in and for your skin to look normal color again. In the meantime, make sure you use sunscreen daily and pamper your skin in next few months with moisturizers and avoidance of irritants.

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I got sunburn a week ago I have noticed clear bubbles on my sunburn they seem to appear when I sweat when they pop the skin starts to peel is that bad?

I got sunburn a week ago I have noticed clear bubbles on my sunburn they seem to appear when I sweat when they pop the skin starts to peel is that bad?

Sun burn issues: Sounds like a rather deep sun burn from the "bubbles" description. These are second degree blisters burns that heal over 2 weeks. If not healed than seek in person MD opinions and treatment..

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If I peel my sunburn will it create freckles?

If I peel my sunburn will it create freckles?

Peeling may injure: You. 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. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o.

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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.

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What's the best way to stop a sunburn from peeling?

Moisture: If the burn is deep enough there is nothing you can do. Aloe for soothing relief and lotion may help or at least minimize peeling. Prevention again is key.....Avoid the burn!

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't scratch peeling sunburn?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't scratch peeling sunburn?

Great Idea: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this injures already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid further damage like scratching as this causes scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

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Can you prevent peeling from a sunburn?

Can you prevent peeling from a sunburn?

Sunburn peeling: Peeling after sunburn represents the exfoliation if damaged skin. This can be reduced by decreasing the decreasing inflammation. Aspirin a bd topical Hydrocortisone are among the best options.

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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more