Skin And Hair :: Cold Sores And Acne

Dec 31, 2014

I'm having real problems with the skin on my face. I've never had brilliantly clear skin (the odd spot here and there) but since early December I've experienced lots of dry skin and acne around my mouth, on my nose and a small part of my forehead.

I went to the GP mid-December and she said I had cold sores which seemed infected, so she prescribed me antibiotics and a 10-day course of aciclovir tablets. However, at that time the sores were localised to around my mouth and over the past few weeks I've broken out with more spots all over my face. The red sores at the edges of my mouth are still there too.

My skin is itchy and sore, when I apply moisturiser it is very sore and the spots appear redder. Also if I apply face cleanser the spots become more aggravated and show no signs of clearing. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is very dry.

It's really bothering me at the moment, I don't want people to see me in this way and it's affecting my self esteem; I had to cancel a date last week. Can I/Should I asked to be referred to a dermatologist?

I'm 25 years old so don't believe this is usual pubertal acne. I believe there's a chance the spots all over my face are linked to the cold sores, but they didn't improve after I was on aciclovir. Is it possible for cold sores to affect your whole face and not just around your mouth?

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Skin And Hair :: Tips To Get Healthy Skin

- Goodbye Oily Skin = Mix a small amount of ground almonds with honey and gently massage into your skin with a hot washcloth.

- Acne Killer = Peel one clove of garlic and mash it well. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

- Honey fights microbial infections that cause acne without irritating your skin. Apply for 20 min and rinse off with warm


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- Best Juice For Your Skin!


6 stalks of celery
1 cucumber
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