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I have a whitehead on my lip is this herpes

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
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
Pathology 50 years experience
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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 16 years experience
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
Dermatology 45 years experience
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 18 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Please see a doctor: As the doc will be able to tell and can do a culture to test for the herpes virus.
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