Okay so first I would like to say thanks to anyone who might be able to help me. Before I even start describing the issue it should be noted I had a sample taken directly from my lip by a doctor and the HSV test came back negative. Also I had a blood test for STDs and everything came back negative. These problems started happening over a year ago. It may be a coincidence but I smoked cigarettes for about a month during the previous year, and I drank very heavily during the year previous to noticing these issues. Other than that one year I have never smoked and rarely consumed alcohol. I now do neither. I have a mixed diet. For lunch I have fast food or whatever is around, and for dinner I usually eat fruits, vegetables, and fish or chicken. I usually drink soda with lunch; and water for the rest of the day. I have tried all combinations of diet and supplements. Nothing helped. I exercise regularly, so I'm in shape, and I am a very happy person.
So here's the problem. I get small "pustules?" on my top lip almost daily. Not the border but the actual lip part. They look like tiny white-head zits that barely raise the skin when they are at their worst. They do not come out of the skin like a blister. They stay under the skin but cause it to rise as they get bigger. There are about seven locations where they occur, and they only occur in these exact locations. All locations are spread across my top lip, and not in the corners. It is very uncommon for me to have more than one or two at a time, and there seem to be three locations where it happens more regularly. They start out as tiny yellow (not clear) pockets of pus barely noticeable under the skin of my lip and within a few hours gets barely large enough to be noticeable by me. When they are at their worst other people might be able to see them if they are close to me. Any other time I can usually only see them when I am inspecting my lips. If I run my lips under water for a couple minutes the to allow the skin to get really soft then I can take a small piece of toilet tissue and make it into a point and push on the area just barely which easily causes the pus to come out instantly with no effort. There is only a tiny amount of pus. Once it comes out my lip looks like the pore is inflamed very slightly. It really looks like a needle has poked a tiny hole in my lip. There is absolutely no blood. If all the pus comes out then the tiny amount of inflammation will completely disappear by the end of the day. I have two spots that do this almost daily. I have searched the internet and tried many many different approaches. Nothing helped and I can't find a solution. As I mentioned earlier I went to a skin doctor. He took a sample of pus directly from my lip and the test came back HSV negative. He said he didn't know what it was, and told me to just use some medicated chapstick they had for sale. I used it for a long time and there was no change.I also went to my regular doctor and had a blood test for all STDs. Everything came back negative. The problem has been going on consistently for over a year. There is no pain.
If there are any more details I can provide then I'll be happy to do so. I tried taking pictures with my phone but the areas are really small, and it just wasn't showing up.
Thank you for any advice or theories.