A 40-year-old member asked:
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pimples near mouth, do i have herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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 fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Your dermatologist can tell you for sure.
Answered on Sep 30, 2013

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Depends: How long ago did you do this? It may be too soon to test. Testing may not be needed, if you get vesicles/blisters from herpes, it will be generally ev ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Only: If the lesions are actually due to herpes simplex.
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Not likely: Herpes begins as a water blister, makes a scab, heals in 5 to 10 days. Recurrent on same spot. Just one spot.
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Unanswerable: because too complicated. Start by seeing your primary care MD

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