You Are Not My Doctor, but can you help me identify a rash around my mouth? (Pics inside, as well as description that you might or might not think is gross.)
(Pics are after a shower)
Hey so I have this rash around my lip and on my chin. You're not my doctor, but I was hoping someone (or several people) could say, "Yup, that's thrush, get yourself an antifungal" or something like that.
Backstory in case it's relevant: I had a cold sore on my lip probably a month ago by now, that healed up in about a week thanks to Abreva, but then something else appeared on the corner of my mouth, which I figured was another cold sore. Chalked it up to it being a stressful week at work as well stress from packing up and moving soon, going on a diet, not getting enough sleep, etc. There was some weeping/pus (although not sure if it was mostly just the lip balm I was putting on it) and it seemed to heal. But now it's been about two or three weeks and it looks like it's spreading and it doesn't look like herpes at this point (right?). I think the spreading was due either to my licking it or trying to shave around it.
It kind of stings, like there's a bit of heat on it, especially if I stretch it out with my tongue. It just feels (and kind of looks) like raw skin.
I'm putting a lip balm type of thing on it, I also put aloe vera gel on it for a day, which seemed to really dry it out. It just occurred to me today that maybe I should be more proactive about it and that it might be some kind of bacterial/fungal infection.
Thanks for any tips you can give.