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Doctor insights on: Skin Peeling On Fractured Bones

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

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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My nipples is peeling skin can I be pregnant?

Peeling nipples: Peeling of this area is usually due to irritation from clothing or friction from activity. There is a possibility of allergy to detergent or fabric softener. If you think, you're pregnant, buy a home pregnancy test. ...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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How do you fix peeling skin caused by acne products?

How do you fix peeling skin caused by acne products?

Moisturizer: Find a good moisturizer one that says oil free and non- comdeogenic on the label. Some of the products are designed to slowly peel the layers off your face to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads. Be sure you are not scrubbing or washing too aggressively with the products or leaving them on too long. Some dryness is expected. ...Read more

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Corns/callouses; a lot of skin peeling off of my feet! Why?

Probably a fungus: It's probably a fungal infection. Try a topical anti fungal cream or go to a podiatrist and get it cultured to make sure. It could also be some form of dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Yes: This is exactly what one should expect from a topical retinoid (differin (adapalene) is a retinoid). In the early studies on this class of medicine the researchers felt that if a patient is not getting red and peeling then the strength of the retinoid is not high enough. This side effect can often resolve or can be alleviated with a simple noncomedogenic moisturizer. Good question. ...Read more

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Have rash below the head of my penis and skin peeling as well?

See Md: There are several possible causes of skin irritation/rash on shaft of penis. If you are uncircumcised and you do not often retract the foreskin and clean the area, the old skin cells/oil / debris may cause irritation. Some men get eczema of the area and need steroid cream. It could also be a fungal infection like "jock itch". See your md for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Itchy feet: Dry and itchy scaly feet is usually caused by a fungus and is most likely athletes foot. You need to purchase an over-the-counter antifungal medication and apply to your feet on a daily basis for proximally 3 to 4 weeks. If your symptoms do not resolve you may need a prescription antifungal cream. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

Change treatments.: Differin (adapalene) also comes in cream form - creams are less drying than gels. If the cream still causes peeling, use less of it, or apply it at bedtime, or both. If it still dries your skin, ask your dermatologist for a different treatment. Trying to neutralize a drying skin treatment with moisturizers is an exercise in futility, and defeats the whole purpose. ...Read more

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What could cause of skin peeling on the inner thigh near the vagina?

What could cause of skin peeling on the inner thigh near the vagina?

Fungus or Yeast: Peeling in the inguinal crease of the thigh may be from a fungal infection or yeast (candida) infection. See your physician for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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My strong acne medication is causing serious skin peeling on face. Is this normal?

My strong acne medication is causing serious skin peeling on face. Is this normal?

Dryness with meds: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing and medication application can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Some people find that they need to start using medications slowly (skipping days) in the beginning while your skin is adapting to the formulation. ...Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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My toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this? How do I treat it?

My toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this? How do I treat it?

Fungus: Until proven otherwise (as this is most common though there are other possibilities) try over the counter antifungal cream like clotrimazole. ...Read more

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Skin peeling, red and mild burning after 2 weeks of using oxy skin care? Allergy or side effects?

Skin peeling, red and mild burning after 2 weeks of using oxy skin care? Allergy or side effects?

Expected effects: You need to stop using it before it gets even more irritated. ...Read more

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Recently had skin peel off scrotom and penile shaft. Almost like sunburn peeling skin. What causes this?

uncomfortable probl: At the risk of oversimplifying a potentially complicated problem, this sounds like an inflammation or irritation of the skin in that area causing the peeling. Did you use a new lotion or other product in that area? Something came in contact with that particular area to cause the inflammation and irritation and so the key is to try to identify it and then, avoid it. ...Read more

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Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then I did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?

Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then I did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?

Unlikely: There are no transmissible disorders that produce peeling of the skin of the hands.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Lastnight during rough sex I got a little dry, today I noticed white toilet paper looking skin peeling on my inner lips. What should I do? Help!

Lastnight during rough sex I got a little dry, today I noticed white toilet paper looking skin peeling on my inner lips. What should I do? Help!

Lubricate: Don't panic! I t is just the irritation in the vaginal lips. Use some lubricant such as KY jelly and this should disappear. ...Read more

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What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

Irritation: There are a number of things that can irritate this sensitive area. Sensitivity to laundry detergents, toilet paper, or feminine products can cause this as well as yeast infection. Avoid products that have fragrance or color. ...Read more

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This morning my bottom lip began peeling skin. The peeling is white but this is the first time to happen. Just want to check if it's serious or not.

This morning my bottom lip began peeling skin. The peeling is white but this is the first time to happen. Just want to check if it's serious or not.

Probably fine: That doesn't sound serious. Have you been licking your lip? Are you using any new beauty or skin care products that you might be having a reaction to? ...Read more

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I have TINY puss filled bumps on my face. I apply lotion, but when I don't it's instant dry/peeling skin. Been on my face for a month. Please help!

Dermatology referral: The most common cause of pustules is acne. Other possible causes are an allergic reaction to food, allergens in the environment, or poisonous insect bites. This condition should be evaluated by a Dermatologist who is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin. Please make an appointment with a Dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

Lip problem: Without seeing it, it's virtually impossible to direct you in the right direction based on the paucity of info provided. Either take a pic and send it over or see a local physician/provider who can help you further. ...Read more

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3yo has yellowish peeling skin in the creases between his 3rd & 4th & 4 &5 toes it doesn't seem to bother him at all. What could this be other than af?

Usually Dry Skin: Actually fungal infections at this age are very rare.Dry skin made worse by constantly sweaty feet is the most common cause. Frequent sock changes for dryness, moisturize 3-4 times per day and cortisone cream almost always clear this up. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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