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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
GOK: That stands for god only knows. If you want to know what it is, you will need to see a dentist or a physician to accurately diagnose it. There are m ... Read More
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Probably acne...: Probably either acne or an ingrown hair. That said, if you have the herpes virus in your body, it never really goes away. It may become temporarily ... Read More

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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Acne: usually a herpetic lesion won't "pop" and release pus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That's 1 possibility: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It breaks open & releases fl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Only: If the lesions are actually due to herpes simplex.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not likely: Herpes begins as a water blister, makes a scab, heals in 5 to 10 days. Recurrent on same spot. Just one spot.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth pimples: Herpes will first appear with grouped vesicles on an erythematous base. Clear pustules. These can also be painful. If it is herpes the treatment is ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral herpes: Oral herpes outbreaks typically go red bump to blister (clear fluid) to pimple to open sore to crust/scab over 7-14 days. Recurrent outbreaks usually ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
SSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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