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Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

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


Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
Dermatology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Incredibly dry peeling skin on face?

Incredibly dry peeling skin on face?

Add moisturizer: oral vitamin E, and see dermatologist if not improving ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Roberts Dr. Roberts
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

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

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

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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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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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

Dr. Christiaan Maurer Dr. Maurer
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Berger Dr. Berger
Dermatology
37 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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

Dr. Charles Southerland Dr. Southerland
Podiatry
34 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Melissa Arca Dr. Arca
Pediatrics
years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Newborns, especially those born after their due date tend to have peeling skin within the first two weeks of life. This is a normal process and is not cause for alarm, nor does it require treatment or skin moisturizer. The peeling will soon give way to baby soft skin. Once you start bathing your baby, you can follow her bath with small amount of fragrance free lotion if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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How do I cure a peeling skin on spider bite?

How do I cure a peeling skin on spider bite?

See your doctor: Brown recluse spider bites can cause necrosis and other systemic problems. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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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

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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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Peeling Skin (Definition)

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 ...Read more