A 22-year-old female asked:
how can i know the difference between a pimple and herpes simplex both near the mouth ? it appeared as a pimple at first, now it hurts a lot.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Herpes: The change you describe would be in keeping with a herpes infection. It would be best to see your family doctor to guide you thru this.
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes difficult: Herpes tends to be multiple small fluid like mini blisters whereas a pimple tends to be a solitary pus filled cyst
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Last updated Oct 4, 2017
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