I had PCA chemical peel done yesterday, everything was fiine until i woke up next morning red and swollen. My face really burns, and shape of my face is changed from all the swelling. I have little blisters all over my face and it really itches, i also have a few cold sores on my face...Is this normal? Should I take some medicine? Im planing to call my doctor on monday,but until then i need some answers, please help!
Swelling After PCA Chemical Peel, Is this Normal?
Doctor Answers (1)
You need to consult your doctor if you have cold sores over you face, after a peel.
It is usual to get some redness, occasional blisters - but if you have developed cold sores, you need to return to your doctor, since you may need to be started on a course of antiviral drugs. Inflammation, blisters along with cold sores triggered by a chemical peel, may indicate eczema herpeticum due to herpes virus and needs your doctor's urgent attention.
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