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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
21 years in practice
429K people helped
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Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

Dr. Joseph Sucher
Board Certified, Trauma Surgery
21 years in practice
429K people helped
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. Vikram Patel
Board Certified
32 years in practice
853K people helped
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32 years in practice
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Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
7 years in practice
10K people helped
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How can one stop skin peeling after a sunburn?

Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
7 years in practice
10K people helped
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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Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified
32 years in practice
853K people helped
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
2M people helped
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Is peeling skin normal after a sunburn?

Dr. Antoanella Calame
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
2M people helped

Yes: Depending on the severity.

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Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped
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What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

Dr. David Hettinger
Board Certified, Podiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped
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. Vikram Patel
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32 years in practice
853K people helped
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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. Tina Alster
Board Certified, Dermatology
30 years in practice
97K people helped
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How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

Dr. Tina Alster
Board Certified, Dermatology
30 years in practice
97K people helped

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
36 years in practice
3M people helped
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I have peeling skin after allergic reaction, should I be concerned?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
3M people helped
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
42 years in practice
10M people helped
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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?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
10M people helped
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
27 years in practice
417K people helped
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Even after moisterizing and cleaning my face daily, dead, peeling skin forms back onto my nose within a few hours after scrubbing it away. Any advice?

Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
27 years in practice
417K people helped

Chronis dry skin: A full exam is needed to make a diagnosis or suggest treatment. See a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
1M people helped
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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.

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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