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do cold sores have whiteheads

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldenberg
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Only: Only if it gets secondarily infected by bacteria.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pimple: "cold sores, " should have the blister you referenced or a crusted lesion. Not a white pus.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Likely milia: Show one to your dermatologist...But these growths sound like milia, which are tiny skin cysts. They are not related in any way to herpes.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Hard to diagnose without actually seeing, but it sounds like a pimple
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Pimple: Canker sores do not have material in them like what you popped.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
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

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