2 months ago, I had a pimple form above my lip (it was on the tip of my lip and on the skin). When I popped it, it busted and crusted over with a honey-colored scab. I went to the pharmacy (I am in Spain, and it is common to go to the pharmacist to describe a medical problem and have them recommend something) and the pharmacist told me I had oral herpes. It really worried me so I went to a doctor who looked me over, and said it was only an infection. (I had seen the doctor 2 weeks prior because of an abscessed tooth I had)
He gave me some antibiotics and told me not to worry about it. The infection caused by my abscessed tooth seemed to be a good explanation, but it didn´t explain why I had a tingling sensation on my lip nor did it explain why the scab was yellow. However, upon doing research online, I discovered it could be impetigo, which also scabs over yellow and is an infection.
However, right not, my lip is tingling again and has been for a few days. This tingling sensation continues but I have yet to see anything new develop other than redness around the area where I had the infection. I also have a scar there from previously where I picked at it; it has been two months and the area still looks more or less the same with the scab and the redness that is on the tip of my lip.
Is it a cold sore from my description? Should I get a doctor to swab it? If I end up having it, I won´t be as worried about it anymore.. but I rather be using the right medication for my problem than by mixing it up to see if it helps the area any.
I also still have the abscessed tooth, and will be getting a root canal hopefully when I return to the states.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or answers!
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