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I've been having this problem for a long while now and I dont know what else to do. It is extremely stressful and embarrassing to deal with. Usually every week to every other week one of these appears around the lip and mouth area. It usually starts off as a very small white bump that is only visible when the skin is stretched so when i smile for example. then eventually this little bump will form into a red larger one which is slightly sore when the skin is stretched or a bit of pressure is applied to it.At this point, I apply things such as acne cream, aloe vera gel, honey, ect... Nothing seems to heal it and make it go away. Then it seems like it gets worse and forms a large whitehead. Even if i dont pop it, it always seems to leave a large scar in place. This apparently is not herpes because I recently received a negative blood test for both HSV1 and 2. My doctor says it could be from shaving or not washing razors but there has been a few times where I haven't shaved at all and these things still popped up. My doctor prescribed me a zinc bacterium ointment but it doesnt seem like that is working either. What can this be? Can it be a reaction from something im using like crest toothpaste and listerine mouthwash? I also use Baking soda and tea tree oil mix as a mouth rinse. Sometimes I brush my teeth with tea tree oil. Can it be from dry mouth?because I do breathe from my mouth most of the time because I can barely breathe through my nose due to a deviated septum. Could it be Eczema? because i do have that as well Any advice on how to tackle this would be much appreciated. I need all the help i can get. I cant take this anymore. It's very embarrassing and lowers my self esteem rapidly. I feel like everyone thinks I have the herpes virus.
(The one on the far left is one that is sore atm. I woke up this morning with it suddenly being sore whenever I stretched the skinby smiling or moving my cheeks. The other two are scars.)
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