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Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

More Information: It depends on where you are experiencing this problem. Most times, i find my patients have peeling around the incision site where surgical glue has been applied. This is actually the glue that is peeling off, and not the skin. Other times, the skin is peeling due to a reaction to the tape. Removing the tape and keeping the area clean and dry will help. Please see your surgeon as soon as possible. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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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?

You can't: A sunburn kills skin cells and they are going to come off one way or the other. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
Once
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How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

Don't Pick & Peel: The best thing to do after a burn is to apply cool compresses and Hydrocortisone cream. Once the peeling begins, it is best to keep the affected areas as hydrated as possible by application of copious amounts of moisturizers. Avoid picking or peeling away the skin so that the new skin is given a protective covering under which it can heal. ...Read more

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Having dead skin peeling off after shower. I only shower every one or two weeks. Also having random itching is this because of neglect of showers?

Having dead skin peeling off  after shower.  I only shower every one or two weeks. Also having random itching is this because of neglect of showers?

Perhaps many of: Us take too many. Every 2 weeks is too few. Try once a week. If skin still a problem, move it up to every 3 days. And use soap, start with tone or dove rather than harsh detergent. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
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