I am one of those cursed individuals that gets cold sores! They are annoying, painful, unattractive, and embarrassing. For those of you that get them-you know the pain I'm talking about. For those of you that don't-count your blessings!!
Well, this weekend I've experience something much worse than cold sores.
On Thursday night my lips were feelig really dry and the corner of my lip started to crack. Friday morning I woke up to what looked like a round, red-ish looking rash in the corning of my mouth with little bumps lining the edges of my lips. By Friday night the bumps were itching and throbbing. I thought it was fever blisters from being in the sun so much in Florida. Well, Saturday morning I woke up to big, red, blistery, itching, stinging, swollen lips-covered in little bumps. Painful and hideous!
This morning I woke up to find my condition worsening and decided to go to an urgent care to get some medication! (I had tried my cold sore medication and it obviously wasn't working). There, I was told I have a bad case of IMPETIGO on my lips. Impetigo is a bacterial infection usually caused by stapholococcus aurus (staph infection). I was given a topical cream that will hopefully kill it within a couple of days.
In the meantime, my lips are still burning, itching, throbbing, swollen, and not a pretty site at all. It hurts to eat, talk, or even open my mouth! Brett's been bored with a mute all day! However, I've decided I'd much rather deal with a cold sore than this. Impetigo...ouch! yuck! And it is highly contaigeous--so no kisses for Brett!