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facial sores

A week ago, I went and had my upper lip and eyebrows waxed, my eyebrows didn't break out, but my lip was covered in small, yellow , sores within 2 hours. I tried keeping them clean, and i thought that maybe i just have sensitive skin, but they started hurting, and the tissue around the inside of my lip is turning a dark color. i havent picked at them or any thing, i just don't know what they are. has anyone else expeirenced this? is it something serious, or am i just paranoid?
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Hi,

Nothing can be said with  surety without having a look at the lesions.

This seems to be a case of folliculitis from your description. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles.

You might try putting an antibiotic ointment like bacitracin or neosporin in your nostrils every night for a month, because staph germs hang out there and sometimes "seed" other body parts.  Do not pop these lesions.

This condition is commonly seen from the shaving or waxing.

Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph).

They appear as pimples or pustules located around a hair follicle, usually preceded by or associated with itching skin.

You can treat this with topical antiseptic ointment which is adequate for most cases.
Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment can also be applied on the bumps to hasten the resolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folliculitis

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.

Regards.
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