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A 16-year-old female asked:

Cold sore or zit? started as red bump in corner of lips, tried to pop like zit (no white head), crust formed, traces left 2 weeks later

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Dr. Cecile Del mundo
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cold sores: It is most likely a cold sores. If this is the first time you have it , most likely you have been exposed to somebody with it. It is caused by Herpes virus. Sometimes treatment is needed esp if it become recurrent.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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