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sun burnt exactly 3 weeks ago, and Im still peeling... Is that normal

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I was sun burnt exactly 3 weeks ago, and I'm still peeling... Is that normal? How can I finish it up?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 5 years ago.

Dr B :

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Dr B :

This is not the usual pattern, but sometimes it occurs when there has been significant skin damage, and it was likely deper than you thought

Customer:

ooo ok, so it isn't normal. I hadn't been burnt in a long time, so i wasn't sure what I should be doing

Dr B :

You are doing the right things, aloe vera lotion will help, and stay out of the sunlight

Customer:

ok i will- if i keep peeling should i ignore it or eventually get it looked at?

Dr B :

If it keeps peeling after 2 more week, which is unlikely, you should have it looked at

Customer:

ok thanks =)

Dr B :

Keep your skin moist for now

Customer:

ok

Dr B :

You're welcome
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Customer:

im having a hard time accepting. idk what is going on. i clicked accept, but it doesn't show as accepted on my page

Dr B :

Sorry,It is a system problem, can you try again?

Customer:

ya ill try again, if it doesn't ill come back and accept tomorrow or something

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