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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes Hurts: This is most likely not herpes if there are no pain or other nerve symptoms and no blistering. This must be something else.

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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely pimple: Herpes actually looks like a small blister, not a pimple. Showering can increase blood flow to skin and area of pimple (or any skin lesion for that m ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Pimple: Where is the bump? Is it full of fluid or is it firm? Does it recur in the same place? Herpes occurs in clusters at point of contact (oral or genital) ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
This does not sound: like herpes, but without seeing it, we can't make a diagnosis on this platform. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed if you are concerned. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes: Here pest is painful and often very itchy at initial outbreak so since these are not your symptoms you may have a pimple instead,
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Yes but....: The other possibilities are like you suggested herpes as well as impetigo (staph infection). Try applying triple antibiotic for 2-3 days. If its not b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Anxiety?: From what you describe, it doesn't sound like a herpes infection. If it were, by the way, popping it would just make it spread more. When in doubt, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you however your symptoms suggest a pimple. For good health - Have a diet rich in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Folliculitis: The most common explanation for scattered self-limiting minute pustules is infected skin pores. An antibacterial soap, avoidance of scratching and sc ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely herpes: Herpes comes as a blister, that opens to be a shallow ulcer. Something with a white head that when you popped it there was a white ball is likely a z ... Read More
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