I am quite concerned about an irritated region in the corner of my mouth. I play an instrument and sometimes the corner of my mouth gets kind of cracked and irritated because of the moisture. I obsessively put on chapstick to keep my lips moisturized.
This little crack or whatever in the corner of my lips remained for three days, only slightly stinging when I opened my mouth too wide, but seemed a tad tingly....but I have a phobia of cold sores since I have somehow managed to escape getting them from my mum all these years. I didn't used to be very careful around her, but for the past few years, I have been insanely, obsessively careful. I never use the same handtowels, toothpaste, glasses, or really touch anything that may have ever come in contact with someone else's mouth.
Anyways, I was at my parents' house about two days before the corner of my mouth started to feel weird. I assumed it was the usual irritation from my instrument. I put poly sporin on it to clear it up.
Then three or four days after the corner of my lips started this irritation, I found a slightly redder patch near the corner of my lip, but more on the lip itself. The corner itself ceased to be irritated. on about day five, the red patch became a little rough, and there were a couple tiny red spots, I assumed this was just irritation of some sort....now today (day 6) there are two tiny bumps about a millimetre apart on my lip in the red area. they don't seem to be blisters...I thought they might be mucoceles...
on days 3 and 4, I gave oral sex too my boyfriend so I am really concerned that this might be a cold sore....I thought I might be one of those people who is immune or can suppress the virus since I didn't get them from my mother all those years, but this slight irritation only my mouth is really bothering me and I'm kind of freaking out that I may have given my boyfriend genital herpes or something!
There's no way a cold sore would start and still not hurt or become blisters after six days right? that seems way too long for the prodromal period....I have found a tiny red spot that seem similar on the other side of my mouth near the corner...it's becoming somewhat symmetrical and it is near the corners, so I thought it might be angular stomatitis, since it seems to be bilateral....
This does not sound like a cold sore, right? It would have turned into blisters and opened up and crusted long ago right?
Thank you so much