First of all I'm only 13, and I'm extremely concerned (perhaps too paranoid) that I might have herpes. Unfortunately I don't have pictures so you'll have to bear with my bad descriptions.
It started last Thursday (so 12/12) I noticed a red, sore kind of thing near the right corner of my lip (it was right after dinner, so maybe triggered by foods?) that kind of irritated, and also hurt when I moved my mouth. It looked like a pimple or maybe a cluster of pimples (?) surrounded by red. It stayed like that for two or so days and then it wasn't as red, but surrounded into a bunch of cracked-skin things (which I could wash off, but they would come back- weird). It took around five days or so to heal (now its pretty much gone).
During this time I did all sorts of things to try and treat it- soap, facial cleanser ("Cetaphil"), taking Vitamin B (my parent's advice) and also Abreva.
My questions are- of course 1) is this herpes? 2) if not, what might it be?
3) are my descriptions reliable enough for you to answer? Also, how high is the risk of self-spreading to other body parts? I touched the area once and i had a broken/peeled off skin on that finger and once I touched my eyelid (very softly though) on accident.
Once again I'm really worried. In the meantime I might try to ask a doctor or even get tested to get more accurate results. I would appreciate your help though :)