i have within the last six months developed a strange case of acne or cold sores. Or, something else :!:
i do not have acne on my face except for the rare pimple (which heals quickly), so its rather noticable when I have a new mark on my face.
These unidentified "sores" on my face started out as what appeared to be little pimples filled with pus. They are not clustered together, but appear sparsely on my face. (about 8 - 10 in total) they took a while to heal.
Upon healing, they have left ever-so-slight scarring. On a fairly regular basis, on *exactly* the same spot as the scarring, they appear again, not usually all of them at once however. They first become a little red and slightly pronounced. If squeezed, a small amount of pus comes out.
These little sores then dry-up and take longer than normal pimples to heal. There is a continuous slight peeling of the scar/skin on at least one of these healed sores.
This entire process repeats itself.
I very occasionally get what I know to be cold sores on the corners of my mouth. But since these little sores started six months ago I haven't had a cold sore on the corners of my mouth!
I *think* these sores respond well to zovirax cream, which would indicate that they are cold sores, but I can't be sure.
What on god's earth are they!? :?: