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can't tell if what i have is herpes or zits around my lip. had whiteheads. when i popped them, white stuff came out. i get acne frequently.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 cleared you in two weeks, get with your family physician.
Answered on Jun 8, 2015

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