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Do cold sores have whiteheads

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldenberg
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
No: Apthous ulcers (cold sores) are usually shallow, ulcerative with a crater in the center, and painful. Generally do not have a white pustule in the cen... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Just a cold sore: What you are describing is consistent with a cold sore. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Pimple: "cold sores, " should have the blister you referenced or a crusted lesion. Not a white pus.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need exam please: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Paid consult HealthTap exam by a physician with photographs or seeing if physician in person would be necessary to diagnosis. A large pimple on the fa... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Pimple: Canker sores do not have material in them like what you popped.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Could be either.: Genital herpes typically consists of one or more painful group(s) of blisters on a red base. Sometimes the blisters look like "whiteheads". The only w... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pimple most likely: From the description this sounds more like a pimple as it built up over time and came to a whitehead before it drained. Cold sores are usually more fl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe: There are oil glands on the edges of the lips. That means one can get plugged oil glands and occasionally a pimple there. Plugged oil glands may come ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Cold sores are lesions that occur on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus reactivation. Acne is a skin condition with inflammation of the skin gla... Read More
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