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do herpes have whiteheads

A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Herpes lesions can look many ways, but not generally as you describe. They can be excoriations that are very painful, or they may be little fluid fil ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lip lesion: Herpetic lesions tend to be painful. Also, a cold sore is usually what is seen, not a whitehead. See your doctor if you are worried.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not when healing: Herpes lesions generally go from red bump to superficial blister to pimple-like (with pus) to open sore to scab, and then healing, all over a total pe ... 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 female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
??????: May or may not be. Herpes is usually painful with a few grouped vesicles but an inflammation of the base of a hair follicle may present like this.
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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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Acne: Herpes is painful and the fluid is clear. Herpes lesions are single. You owe it to yourself to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not c ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please see a doctor: As the doc will be able to tell and can do a culture to test for the herpes virus.
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Easy 2 differenti8: Look at a picture on Google of a Herpes rash and look at acne. They look very different! If not sure see your doc.

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