Exfoliative Dermatitis - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kaushik Bharati
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jun 29, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for exfoliative dermatitis?

You should consult a dermatologist (skin specialist).

2. How can I tell if I am suffering from exfoliative dermatitis?

If you have redness in parts or all over your body with itchy and peeling skin, then you may have exfoliative dermatitis or erythroderma.

3. What is the reason for peeling skin?

Direct toxic insult (cause of injury) on the skin such as skin infections or exposure to sunlight for long periods may result in skin peeling. The skin can become dry, exhibit rashes and itching.

4. What is the reason the skin peels off after sun-bathing?

Peeling after a sun-bath is your body’s way of getting rid of damaged cells. This is necessary because cells damaged by the sun are at risk of becoming cancerous.

5. How can I stop the peeling?

Use a moisturizer after bathing that contains aloe vera, which will cool your skin, reduce inflammation and slow the peeling.

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