Hi Newtothis. I’m new to being diagnosed as well. Not new to the breakouts though. (Was misdiagnosed as a severe allergic reaction.)
They will heal and it appears that you are on track with the steps toward healing. I’m in the middle of an outbreak now and am right about at the stage you are.
In my past experience, after it drains you will see it begin to heal, and I typically end up with just a painless red mark where the sore was. This too goes away and when I reach that stage I’m feeling great and feel like it’s ending.
For me from start to the red mark going away takes approximately two weeks. If you follow a similar pattern, you should see some changes for the positive soon.