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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can pimples appear on lips? been sore for a few days and came to what looks like a whitehead now. it popped and is now tender. no blister, tingling.

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Pimples on lips: Lesions that appear on the lips are usually cold sores that are the result of a herpes simplex viral infection. Cold sores are contagious by direct contact. They usually heal and dry up in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medications to relieve any pain or discomfort.

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Last updated Dec 15, 2013

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