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I have a whitehead on my lip is this herpes

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.

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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 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.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
No.: Herpes has never shown as whiteheads.
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 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 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 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
33 years experience Pediatrics
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Inner lip: Is usually herpes. Acne occurs in areas where you have sebaceous glands which are not located on mucosal surfaces like the lips.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cold sore: The answer is yes to all your queries.
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