29 year old male here - I totally have the oozing yellow crusts
I have had them since high school, they appeared one day and ive struggled with them sense. i’ve never had a traditional cold sore on my lips - I don’t think these are cold sore related other than the fact that they pop up in the same exact spot on me - In my nose, bad outbreaks, both sides but usually if its not bad they will pop up in the left nostril only, sometimes they hit the area where your nose meets your upper lip in a cluster but that is rare. I have tried to spread them with contact for science but mine don’t seem to spread.
The story goes like this - first i get a small red bump, it itches and I know its coming
then the blister appears, white/offwhite
then after a day or so it crusts over and oozes flaking that golden honey comb sticky substance off and takes forever to heal and is extremely itchy the entire duration
I think it could be related to staph but im not certain - what do you guys think about staph being a possiblity?
I did have major success with hibiclens just in the nostrils on q tips and in ears, ive never washed my face or body with it. - Started using it in Jan, haven’t had an outbreak since until today because I thought i was good after not using it for two weeks…and a sore popped up today.
So anyway, im just another person out here with this stupid crusting crap on my face!