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I have a whitehead on my lip is this herpes

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 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.

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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 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 member asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pimple: Whiteheads are typically pimples while herpes infections are like blisters (with fluid inside) that become crusty and yellow.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This was almost certainly a bacterially-infected sebaceous gland / hair follicle unit.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
12 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. Also zilactin is a great over-the-counter medication found at drugstores that offers temporary relief and ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: This could be a small inclusion cyst but without examining you a diagnosis can't be made. See your physician or a dermatologist for evaluation if this ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Probably not: It's probably not herpes simplex virus of not painful at all since it appeared. Get tested for all STDs including gonorrhea and chlamydia , herpes, et ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Can't : Can't tell you if it is herpes, but i can tell you that it might be a mucocele, which is a mucous cyst. She may have bitten her lip accidently and cru ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Absolutely: Pimples in the follicles around the lips happen commonly. They typically appear like a blackhead or pus bump involving one follicle. Cold sores tend ... Read More

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