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A 25-year-old female asked:

will oral herpes or cold sores ever pop and produce white puss such as a whitehead?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Only: Only if it gets secondarily infected by bacteria.

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Why do I have acne if parents did not have acne?

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Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

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