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Cold Sore Or Pimple
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
I had a little white like pimple on my upper lip and popped it and whit like stuff came out is it a cold sore or pimple?
Not cold sore: This is a little sebaceous gland or pimple. ...Read more
I discovered a pimple like bump right on the lip (not lipline) and I popped it and clear liquid came out. Does not hurt at all, cold sore or pimple?
Cold sore or pimple? White pus which was "popped". No tingle, burning or blister. Can cold sores be popped, if so, can the stuff be whitish?
Small cluster of white/yellow bumps on lower lip. No pain/discomfort. Started as a cluster of red bumps on Saturday, February 14. Cold sore or pimple?
Cold sore or pimple? Little red spot a bit under the lower lip, it's not really on the lip. 6 days old but still red with no scab.
Dont know: Without seeing it. Sounds like a pimple. Cold sores are typically painful and blisters and scab over by 5-7 days. ...Read more
A red bump appeared on the corner of my lip. The next day, the whitehead appeared, when popped the pus came out. Is this a cold sore or pimple?
Pimple most likely: From the description this sounds more like a pimple as it built up over time and came to a whitehead before it drained. Cold sores are usually more flat and shallow, moist looking and sting quite a bit. Either way, touch it up with a little Neosporin and avoid sharing kisses with anyone until it heals. See your MD to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a pimple below my lip and popped it a couple days ago it now looks and feels like a cold sore. Can pimples turn into cold sores or blisters?
Cold sore or pimple?Reddish area;few days later, whitehead appears;popped it.Whitish fluid drained.Now looks red.No crust, tingling, blisters at all.
Pimple: Canker sores do not have material in them like what you popped. ...Read more
Either/or: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). When open the blister ooze yellow fluid. Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. I think most of us know what a pimple is like. See your doctor if you want an accurate answer. ...Read more
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