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A 35-year-old female asked:

can a zit on the corner or your mouth crust over when it's healing? it had a white head and popped so i assume its not herpes but i am still worried.

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Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yes but....: The other possibilities are like you suggested herpes as well as impetigo (staph infection). Try applying triple antibiotic for 2-3 days. If its not better or if its spreading, see your dermatologist.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2017

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