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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Peeling Skin (Overview)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is seen in sun burn.


Dr. Mathew Chengot
101 Doctors shared insights

Peeling Skin (Overview)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is seen in sun burn.


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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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How can I treat peeling skin after radiation therapy?

How can I treat peeling skin after radiation therapy?

It all depends...: ...on the degree of "peeling". Dry flakey skin after radiation treatment is generally treated with moisturizing creams/ointments like Aquaphor. If the skin is open, you need to see the radiation oncologist for evaluation and management. It is important to keep the wound clean and to prevent infection. Most peeling heals nicely within a few weeks. Again, your rad onc doctor is expert treating this. ...Read more

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How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

Peeling skin: Skin peels so that dead cells can be eliminated and new cells can emerge. Several different conditions can cause the skin on the area of the toes to peel. They include athlete's foot and dry skin. Skin on the toes that continues to peel may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. Is this related to toenail fungus? Is it reversible with treatment?

White peeling skin on soles of feet, occasional burning at night. Is this related to toenail fungus? Is it reversible with treatment?

Burning peeling skin: Sounds like you may have athletes feet especially if you have nail fungus if it is athletes feet which is a fungus infection of the skin than its usually easy to treat with OTC creams if you can't get it to go away see a podiatrist or a dermatologist. Sometimes it will cause itching as well. Yes its reversible if its a fungus infection. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?

What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?

See below: All thesee may be related or totally unrelated the best thing to do is to see a dermatologist and see if they are realted or not and then get treatment for them. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Vaseline is good: Vaseline is a good dressing for scars. When compared in controlled trials head-to-head with mederma, vaseline was significantly better. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
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See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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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. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How long does peeling skin last?

How long does peeling skin last?

Depends on the cause: Need to know why your skin is peeling, but most of the time its about 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

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 many 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 using gentle means. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

Skin cells peel: A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is seen in sun burn. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What should I do to peeling skin from a sun tan?

What should I do to peeling skin from a sun tan?

SUNTAN: The damage to your skin was done. Do nothing except moisturizer until gone. If redness is noticed after sun exposure, you may apply a thin layer of steroid cream to avoid peeling of skin, you will notice the inflammation will go away. ...Read more

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I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

Avoidance: Avoid trauma look to see if you do repeated traumatic things to the fingers like picking at things, playing guitar etc
Avoid hot hand washes
Wash hands as necessary not excessively without hard scrubbing
emollients to keep them moist ...Read more

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Can bed bugs cause peeling skin?

Can bed bugs cause peeling skin?

I agree that it: May be possible after severe allergic blistering reaction. (but certainly is not classic) bed bug bites may cause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show as fast as an hour or it may not show for several days after being bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of >>. ...Read more

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How to treat peeling skin on my face?

How to treat peeling skin on my face?

Peeling skin: Unless very superficial would allow it to exfoliate on it's own. Sometimes when pulling skin off of face - thick layers of tissue may be pulled off - such as when you have sunburn. ...Read more

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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser (ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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What to do about peeling skin from burn?

Let it peel: On its own time. Do not try to peel it off too soon. Peeling often happens as a result of a 1st degree burn, like a sunburn. If during burn recovery, damaged skin is peeled too soon, the dermal layer below may be damaged as well. Generally speaking, the skin should peel on its own under nothing more than the pressure of a normal shower. Gentle soap and water applicaiton works best. ...Read more

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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Yes: If you are talking about the normal peeling of new infant skin in the first month, sure it is fine to do a moisturizer, as long as it is unscented, and preferably a creme rather than a lotion. I recommend eucerin, or even an olive oil based unscented moisturizing creme when baby gets out of the bath, if you are interested to avoid petroleum based products on baby's skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of peeling skin from the sun quickly?

Moisturizer: Keep skin moisturized, but really there is not much you can do beyond that to help process. ...Read more

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I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Maybe: If you have seen a doctor for your allergic reaction just let her know that is occurring. If you have not seen a physician you may have had an infection and you need to be seen. Many septic preblems end with peeling skin. ...Read more

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What is it when you have horrible dry peeling skin on your uppee thigh close up to the v area?

What is it when you have horrible dry peeling skin on your uppee thigh close up to the v area?

See a dermatologist: You need to have this looked at by a specialist and have it diagnosed accurately. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 year olds hair won't grow, full ponytails come out, and her sca;p looks white with peeling skin help please?

My 3 year olds hair won't grow, full ponytails come out, and her sca;p looks white with peeling skin help please?

See your doctor: There are many causes of hair loss in children, including a fungus infection (called tinea capitis), and some autoimmune and inflammatory causes. Your doctor or a dermatologist can make the diagnosis and treat your child. ...Read more

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What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?

See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis.
For additional treatment you may consult this site:
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/495745
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peeling skin on my penis?

What to do if I have peeling skin on my penis?

Here are some. ..: Skin peeling usually indicates a skin disorder of chronic nature. Without a direct look at it, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of the concerns over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more