A 33-year-old female asked:
Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? no burning, itching or blister. pimple or cold sore?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Inner lip: Is usually herpes. Acne occurs in areas where you have sebaceous glands which are not located on mucosal surfaces like the lips.
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: They are entirely different lesions, with different causes, and different appearances. Please see your Dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. What you are describing is probably neither a pimple or a cold sore, but is probably a Herpes virus lesion.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2019
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