But I also started getting red, slightly puffy bumps right on the lip
line on that same right side. This is the exact place where I get sold sores
(have since I was 16), and I could feel tingling and burning, so I thought that's what it was and did my usual thing— Abreva, rounds of Valtrex. But the bumps never fully went away, just diminished and then flared back up.
Mid-February, my lips became very, very chapped, and the red bumps flared all the time.