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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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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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.

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Possible heat rash: Tough to say without pictures. Sounds like miliaria or heat rash. Apply cool compresses, Aveen baths and aveeno (oatmeal) blue cap eczema care OTC as needed for starts. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When ur sunburn icthes does it me that it's going to peel?

Likely: Peeling of the skin over a sunburn usually follows the itching phase. ...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's the best way to stop a sunburn from peeling?

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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do you prevent peeling after a sunburn? |

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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How can I stop peeling my skin from a sunburn?

One deterrent: Think about how painful it will be if you start to tug on dead skin and accidentally pull up deep layers of skin. That makes me shudder just to think about it. ...Read more

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How can you deal with a peeling sunburned skin?

Sunburn: Fragrance free moisturizing cream and Hydrocortisone cream for any mild redness or itch for several days may help. Avoid any sun exposure until the area has healed. ...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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How can you stop skin from peeling on your face (no sunburn)?

How can you stop skin from peeling on your face (no sunburn)?

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

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How do I make the sunburn on my face not peel and heal faster?

How do I make the sunburn on my face not peel and heal faster?

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

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How do you treat a 3 day old sunburn that is just starting to peel?

Aloe: Avoid sun and heat. You can wear a snug cotton t-shirt. Use aloe. It will help with comfort and healing. Take aspirin. Keeping loose peeling skin removed will help prevent infection, but don't be too aggressive with your picking. ...Read more

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My face is dry and peeling. It's not a sunburn, what else could it be?

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

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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