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Lucky1212
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Apr-20-08, 03:17 AM (CST)
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"Help Needed - Strange Brown Mark Left by Cold Sore - Help!!"
 
   Hi Guys,

Wondered if any one can help me. I have suffered from Cold Sores for several year. They are very annoying. I dont get them on my lips but on the skin around my face. Which seeing as I have very pale skin makes they extremly noticable. I usually get them above my top lip on the skin between my mouth and nose.

However the other week I was kissing a new guy and thought that I had stubble rash when I looked in the mirror as whole chin area was very red. The next morring however I woke up and to the corner of my mouth was a huge patch of what I thought was dry skin (caused by stubble rash). So I put some intensive moisturiser on it to try and take the dryness down.

However the day after this patch of dry skin turned into a absolutly massive cold sore!!!!!!!! It was the biggesgt one I have EVER had. Spreading in a half moon shape from my top lip round the cornor of my mouth round to my bottom lip. I have never in all my years of having cold sore had one develop in this place. So that was annoying in itself as now I have another "site" that they can possible develop at.

I had to take a couple of days of work as it look so bad and was so massive.

However what is worrying me is that after using all my usual cold sore med - Zovirax cream, Antiviral tables perscribed from the doctor. It still hasnt healed up completely. Its been almost three weeks now.......

The blisters have healed and it no longer "looks" like a cold sore. But I have been left with a disgusting looking brown patch of skin that looks like a birthmark or some type of burn.....there are no blisters left or anything they have healed up. Just a dark path of smooth skin.

Im not sure what to do or how to get rid of it?!?!!? Also I have never had this before.......I have had many cold sores and at worse they leave a faint red mark after I have had them that goes in time/can be covered with make up.

But putting make up on it doesnt hide it as it is dark as opposed to red?!?! So cant be covered

Anyone else had this?!?!? Know what to do?!?!?

Please help. It is making me very down every time I look in the mirror I am reminded of suffering from cold sores.....and people keep asking what the mark is?!?!?! Have I been left scared?!?? I cant see how as I have done anything/used anything different than before.....

Thanks


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Angelika
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Apr-20-08, 03:57 AM (CST)
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1. "RE: Help Needed - Strange Brown Mark Left by Cold Sore - Help!!"
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   Hello

Sorry to hear this happened to you. Maybe you can post in support forum as well which gets the most traffic and you might get more pointers.

I personally don't know what to do about your issue, I never had anything like that happen but my advice would be to go to the dermatologist to see what they recommend. I would think that it would fade on its own after few months but I can see that you would not want to wait that long if it's that noticable. Chemical peels and microdermabrastion are often used for scars and discoloration so that might be an option albeit not a cheap one. Another thing used for that is Vitamin C serums and I am sure there are other remedies but dermatologist (or perhaps a plastic surgeon) would be more qualified to help you with that.

I wish you luck.

Angelika

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Lucky1212
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Apr-20-08, 04:14 AM (CST)
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2. "RE: Help Needed - Strange Brown Mark Left by Cold Sore - Help!!"
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   Thanks for your reply. I will post on other forum....

I hope it does fade in time etc. But was just wondered if anyone else had had something like this.

Thank you for taking time to reply.

I have tired exfoliation with facial scrubs etc but I suppose the only route if it doesnt fade very soon is to seek advice from a dermatologist.....I was just hoping that it wouldnt take that long/have to go down that route!! And someone would of had something similar and be able to tell me that it will go eventially!!!!

Thanks again


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