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Peeling Scalp Sunburn
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
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
Peeling off dead: Skin might accidentally lead to pulling off deeper layers of skin. If dead skin is peeling it can be lightly trimmed. ...Read more
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.
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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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
Normal yes: Unfortunately Accutane sun sensitizes to quite a degree and makes any burn far worse. We recommend minimal sun exposure when our patients are on it, and then only with significant sunscreen. The peeling will be worse as the burn was worse. Bad for long term skin aging and also skin cancer risk in older age - always avoid burns at all costs. ...Read more
After minor sunburn just bad enough to peel I have little red dots on area. Causes? I have a + ANA, been told it is a false +. Is this signifgant
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. ...Read more
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.. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Peeling and sunburn:
Peeling of the skin after a sunburn is unavoidable. Peeling is the the body's way of getting rid of skin cells damaged by the sunburn. This is a protective mechanism, as these damaged cells are at risk of becoming cancerous.
In the unfortunate event that you experience a sunburn, your best course of action is to cool the areas with a cooling gel or water. Cool aloe vera gel works quite well. ...Read more
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Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
Simple Treatment: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Products?: Ate you using any skin care products on your face? Many times, a retinoid like retin a, (tretinoin) etc. Will cause drying of the skin and peeling. If that is the case, you may want to use a stronger moisturizer or cut the use of the retinoid back to 3 times a week. See a dermatologist to get on a good regimen. ...Read more