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I have white under my tongue that looks like peeling skin that I think is causing major pain especially to my lower jaw and throat. What could it be?

I have white under my tongue that looks like peeling skin that I think is causing major pain especially to my lower jaw and throat. What could it be?

Yeast: This could be a yeast infection. If you have been on antibiotics it could predispose you to yeast. Less common causes of white plaques in the mouth are lichen planus and skin cancer. If the condition persists you should see your doctor. ...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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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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How long does peeling skin last?

How long does peeling skin last?

Depends on the cause: need to know why your skin is peeling, but most of the time its about 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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What should I do to peeling skin from a sun tan?

SUNTAN: The damage to your skin was done. Do nothing except moisturizer until gone. If redness is noticed after sun exposure, you may apply a thin layer of steroid cream to avoid peeling of skin, you will notice the inflammation will go away. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

Skin cells peel: 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 seen in sun burn. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling all over?

Why is my skin peeling all over?

Sun burn: Many causes of skin peeling have to do with the condition prior to it peeling. Did you have a sun burn, infection, allergic reaction, dehydration, or some other event occur? See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Skin peeling on my shoulders. Why pl. I am 68.

Skin peeling on my shoulders. Why pl. I am 68.

Too much sun perhaps: Have you been out in the sun without proper clothing and sun-screen? That could be a cause of peeling skin. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

Unavoidable: Once sunburned, damage has already happened, and peeling is unavoidable. Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms of pain, typically with oral Ibuprofen and moisturize a lot. ...Read more

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