can be tough to treat. The best thing for you to do is to establish a relationship with a dermatologist
that you can go to whenever these acne problems flair up.
The first step in your treatment is to make sure that it is acne that you are suffering from. Clusters of bumps near the corner of your lips could be oral herpes, also known as cold sores. These are small bumps that appear because of an infection with the herpes virus. They tend to regress then reappear during times of stress. If these are cold sores, then there is medication that can help reduce flairs when they occur. If this is acne as you suspect it is, I would want to know what you have tried that has not worked. The first line therapy is usually a benzoyl peroxide cream which works well for mild acne. If this doesn't work, then I would move to a topical retinoid or topical antibiotic. All of these trials should be guided by a qualified physician.
I suggest that you schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. He or she can take a look at your acne and review what medications you have already tried. Most likely, the doctor
will want to try the mildest medication first (such as benzoyl peroxide). If this does not work, then you will be able to try more aggressive treatments. Good luck.