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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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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


Dr. Antoanella Calame
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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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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Dr. Tina Alster
Board Certified, Dermatology
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
26 years in practice
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have dry white skin peeling off my penis base does not pain or itch.After pouring water it looks like normal skin but is discolored and is visible.

I have dry white skin peeling off my penis base does not pain or itch.After pouring water it looks like normal skin but is discolored and is visible.

Need more info: Hard to do dermatology without seeing the lesion. Best thing to do is to see your family physician or a dermatologist and get it taken care of. ...Read more

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