Originally I was misdiagnosed as having cold sores, which meant about three weeks of having top and bottom lips
covered in super dry, blister crusted lips
and me not putting any chapstick on my poor lips
and taking antivirals. Finally I went to a dermatologist who told me I definitely did not have cold sores. Got diagnosed as having perioral dermatitis because by this point I had a full on rash/pimples around my mouth and chin area as well as my lips.