I had a TCA Peel done on Wednesday. I am keeping it moist with Neosporin. My face and neck are itching like crazy! Even Benadryl can't stop it. Do you have any suggestions?
Itching After TCA Peel
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Itching after TCA peel
Although it is not abnormal for itching to occur following TCA peels, it is not a common occurrence. I would follow up in person with the doctor or practitioner who performed your peel to ensure something else is not going on - e.g. an allergic reaction to neosporin or bacterial infection. I am not a fan of Neosporin for healing wounds and even less for post-peel skin care. 10-15% of patients eventually develop allergic reactions to neosporin. I would stop that immediately and substitute it with Aquaphor ointment or better yet frequent application of a bland moisturizer such as Aveeno. Compresses with a dilute solution of table vinegar twice daily is also recommended for preventing infection. Do your best NOT to scratch since this can increase the risk of scarring.