I've been doing a little googling, and it seems my skin infections are possibly due to Impetigo, a disease rare among adults but can be spread by skin-to-skin contact. The reported symptoms are just how it happened in my case: first bumps, then pimples, then erupting into huge scab-covered infections.
The sores at the corners of my mouth may be the same, or may be due to riboflavin deficiency (see bottom of page -- first is some interesting info on the relationship of diet to Herpes).
Well, at least I have a better idea of what's going on with my body. The other problem -- the scratchy throat that turned into blocked nasal passages and coughing -- appears to be on the decline since yesterday, when the cough turned quite (grossly) productive. I probably shouldn't have had those beers last night, it never seems to help recovery. Oh, well.
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