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Doctor insights on: The Skin On My Forehead Is Peeling Off

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What could cause skin peeling from my forehead?

What could cause skin peeling from my forehead?

Irritant or Allergen: Skin peeling of the face is usually due to an allergy or nonspecific irritation due to a topical cream or shampoo that is being applied. ...Read more

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Babys head smells (forehead) but theres no peeling or other evidence of cradle cap. What else could it be? Can cradle cap smell be present w/out peel

Babys head smells (forehead) but theres no peeling or other evidence of cradle cap.  What else could it be? Can cradle cap smell be present w/out peel

Lotions/ metabolism: If germ overgrowth is unlikely, the other two issues that come to mind are the things we put on their skin or the odor from the sweat they make. I find some lotions will sour over time & leave a musty smell. Some kids with metabolic issues can have a mouse urine like smell or maple syrup like smell to their sweat.If the lotions or other skin treatments are not an issue i would let your dr know. ...Read more

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I got very sunburnt on my face and my forehead is swollen and soft. There is fluid under the skin how should I treat it and will it peel?

I got very sunburnt on my face and my forehead is swollen and soft. There is fluid under the skin how should I treat it and will it peel?

Yes: It wil peel. Stay out of sun. Cool water. Vaseline or Aquaphor. After you heal, use a hat, sunscreen, look for shade. AVOID bacitracin, neosporin, any antibiotic. AVOID peroxide, alcohol, or any antiseptic. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn on my forehead that is starting to peel and get flaky! I'm putting aloe Vera whenever I can but its so tempting to peel the dead skin.

Got a sunburn on my forehead that is starting to peel and get flaky! I'm putting aloe Vera whenever I can but its so tempting to peel the dead skin.

Aloe and Neosporin: Seems like you are almost over First and possibly Second degree burn. Continue using the Aloe and add an antibiotic ointment OTC such as Neosporin to promote moisture and hopefully prevent a secondary skin infection. If the dead skin is truly ready to fall of , it probably won't be a problem. Probably washing the area well with soap and water will help remove the dead skin. ...Read more

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Used cetaphil soap n neoreen tablets and mometasone furoate loation for my oily n peeling skin and after 1 wk i had a rash on my forehead..what to do?

Used cetaphil soap n neoreen tablets and mometasone furoate loation for my oily n peeling skin and after 1 wk i had a rash on my forehead..what to do?

Stop using them: Of you developed rash after using all 3 , then you should stop using them and once resolves may introduce one after the other to check what are you allergic to. Meanwhile if rash are itchy try OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and Hydrocortisone cream for NO MORE than a week. If spreading and painful you should seek medical advise to make sure you do not have infection. ...Read more

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What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

Dermatologist: Have you consulted a dermatologist? This chronic eruption may be seborrheic dermatitis. In any event,since the rash is persistent, a dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Hygiene: We all slough a cell layer of surface skin cells every day. On the scalp it is dandruff, on the head of penis it is smegma. Uncircumcised boys, not used to retracting their foreskins and wiping away smegma/dead skin cells may think that the penis is pealing. It is normal skin desquamation (shedding). ...Read more