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What should I do if the first layer of my skin (epidermis) shed?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin shedding...

...Occurs in everyone, all the time, as a normal event, but it's hardly noticeable for most people.
If you've experienced a generalized peeling of your entire skin surface, something happened to cause it, such as a sunburn or a viral illness, or a medication could have done it. A good emollient lotion should alleviate the dryness, but there my be an underlying problem; see a dermatologist.

In brief: Skin shedding...

...Occurs in everyone, all the time, as a normal event, but it's hardly noticeable for most people.
If you've experienced a generalized peeling of your entire skin surface, something happened to cause it, such as a sunburn or a viral illness, or a medication could have done it. A good emollient lotion should alleviate the dryness, but there my be an underlying problem; see a dermatologist.
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