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white puss bump on lip

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Pus bump: Pus means infection, and that requires immediate treatment. More likely it's a mucocele, a tissue fluid filled obstructed minor salivary gland. see ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Abscess: or hematoma if there was an injury. He needs to be seen to have it drained. Good luck!
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Abscess: If pus is definitely present, the diagnosis would suggest an abscess. An evaluation by your physician or dentist would be advisable to determine and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Pimples vs HSV1 vs ?: Several possibilities come to mind based upon what you're describing: pimples vs cold sores (HSV1). Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) usually occur insid ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: Milia or xanthelasma if many. Chalazion or hordeolum if on eyelid margin.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yellow "submarine": The itchy yellow bump is located where it must be seen by a GYN MD to accurately diagnose as it is presently "underwater".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly: Please see your doctor for an exam.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Possibly. But without seeing it there is no real way to tell. Show this to a doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe normal?: It may be normal or something else. If it does not go away in 2 weeks see a dentist for an evaluation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Galloway
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Unsure: There are many different possibilities as to why you may have the bump. One possible explanation could be a clogged gland which is not harmful. Is the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Cyst, in grown hair: Sounds like a cyst or blocked hair follicle. Keep the area clean and don't "pop" it again. These will resolve on their own.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deirdre Habermehl
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prob. Sebaceous cyst: Often small pimple like areas on the vulva that can be sebaceous cysts and they don't require treatment. The white discharge can resemble cottage chee ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience in Dermatology
Pimple or cold sore?: Pimples are common on the lip margin (the vermillion border) and around the mouth. So are cold sores. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell just by ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Strep throat?: Sounds like strep throat. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist because you may need blood test and or biopsy to find out what is going on.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Sebaceous cyst: It is a sebaceous or epidermoid cyst caused sometimes by inflammation of some kind. If it returns and bothers you, you can have it removed. If it begi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no ac ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Boil (abscess): You're probably describing a boil or minor skin abscess (pocket of pus). As long as it's drained, you should be fine. But watch out for any surroundin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be Bartholin's: cysts or folliculitis along the hairline, or abscesses. Go see a GYN or family physician for diagnosis and proper treatment. Thanks for trusting in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Quite possibly: Or could be a minor salivary gland called an extravasation cyst. See an oral surgeon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not STD: However, I would have a GYN MD check it out if it doesn't heal in 3 to 5 days.

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