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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest medication for itchy red bumps on the face

Hi, I occasionally get cold sores/fever blisters on my upper lip area. I had a large one the last week which is starting to go away but now seems to be spreading to smaller red bumps on my face (cheek, under nose, bumps around upper lip). I also have very dry chapped lips. I was using Herpacin lip balm but it seems to be making it worse. Now I am using strong lip medication Blistex to take care of the chapped lips. I am worried about the red bumps on my face. They are itchy sometimes. Maybe I spread it by scratching? What can I do? thank you very much
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
dear user
first you need not to get worried of that
about your question of red pumps of the face i would like to tell you that we have to illustrate that as follow..........first you may have immunological and allergic reaction following common cold as immune reaction appear as red pumps itching of the face and itis common following viral infection and no worry of may have administered medications that enhance allergic reactions and red pumps is main sign of this allergy feel itching and some tomes burning sensation or flushing......herpacin lip balm is not indicated for this allergic reaction as it may cause more swelling and more can take antihistaminic drugs that will help you alot...antihistamincs have great effect against allergy and will improve these symptoms need not to worry ....just simple tratment and you will be fine.....wish you healthy life
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