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Do Cold Sores Have Whiteheads
Do most cold sores have blister and tingle feel? Want to know if pimple or cold sore. Pimple like whitehead popped on lip. No tingle, blister.
Can cold sores appear white in colour? Like a whitehead? No tingle, no blister. Feels like canker sore or bitten lip. Not sure how to tell...
White is Good: When a canker sore or "aphthous ulcer" is in the process of healing it turns a whitish color. You are on the mend. Leave it alone, don't pop it! Maybe some salt water or baking soda gargles...If you want to feel better but actually, nothing is shown to significantly speed up healing once it gets to this stage. You're in the home stretch....1-2 weeks more and you'll be able to suck lemons again. ...Read more
Never had a cold sore but get these little white spots, looks like whiteheads could this be herpes?
Do I have a pimple or a cold sore near the bottom of my lower lip? (it's not ON my lip) It does have a whitehead
Yes: Hard to diagnose without actually seeing, but it sounds like a pimple ...Read more
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
What's the difference to a pimple and herpes on your genitals? I have a whitehead down there but I also have a cold sore, do I have genital herpes?
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
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?
Bump on border of upper lip. Have acne, oily skin, never cold sore b4.didnt notice tingling b4 it appeared. Popped it cuz there was a whitehead. Is pimple?
Maybe: There are oil glands on the edges of the lips. That means one can get plugged oil glands and occasionally a pimple there. Plugged oil glands may come 1-3 at a time. After the stuff comes out, it should heal up fine. Herpes cold sores are often a cluster of 3-10 tiny bumps, and don't contain pus or oil. Cold sores break easily, can ooze a bit, as if the surface got scraped away, and they crust up. ...Read more
Can a cold sore look like a whitehead pimple and pop like a pimple? Can pimples appear on lip? No tingling or itching or blister?
Cold sore: The answer is yes to all your queries. ...Read more
Topamax helped my pain but caused me to break out with acne and get cold sores. Why could that be? What else can I try?
See your MD: Topomax is not given for pain and should be stopped if a drug rash is suspected ...Read more
Gave oral sex to my bf, I had what I thought was a pimple, now I think it's a cold sore. I've never had one so idk if it is one, will he get sores now?
One thing to know: Whether or not and how people can get infected with the HSV-1 or HSV-2 is extremely open to speculation. A woman needs to know that the one time she does not want to have a genital herpes outbreak is when she gives birth. If a woman suspects she could have genital herpes, even though she never had an outbreak, ask the provider at the time of delivery to do a thorough exam. She may need a c/section ...Read more
Unlikely: First of all, shingles is usually on the torso, not the face. It's also localized to a specific strip of skin (dermatome). Shingles involve a lot of pain as well, so unless your really hurting, it's not shingles. The virus that causes cold sores and shingles are similar, but they aren't exactly the same. Hope that helps! ...Read more
43-yr old female. Could increased acne, cold sores and uti's be connected? Immune system? Diet? I'm falling apart!
If cold sores can be popped-whitish fluid-can they bleed after popping-like a pimple would-or is this more typical of a pimple? Unsure if HSV or zit
Yes: Any open sore can bleed in the end with pressure as there are some blood vessels there. We don't recommend you popping them as this may cause risk of infection in an open sore. ...Read more
Really bad acne won't stop producing, leaving red sores, never had a cold sore, and its even on my hair line?
A dermatologist: Is the type of doc that would be most helpful to you. You can start w/family doc and he/she can refer if they think it's necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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?
Single Red bump on my upperlip line It doesn't have a head or any pus I've never had a cold sore. Could it be a pimple since sores come in clusters?
Red lesion lip/: Best to be examined and bx if needed>>>>> ...Read more
I have a small pimple like bump on my lip for 3 weeks now, I get cold sores sometimes but it doesn't look like one and has no blisters it is lip color?
Can Desonide ointment cause acne? Dermatologist gave it for chapped lips & after using it a couple of bumps appeared on lower lip. Not cold sores.
Perioral dermatitis: We know to avoid cortisones for this reason. The technical name is PERIORAL DERMATITIS. Never again use any type of cortisone on your face. Use vaseline or chapstick for dry lips. The redness and pimples around your lips may be temporarily worse when you stop desonide. Tacrolimus ointment and oral low dose minocycline or doxycycline will help. You can also add spironolactone to stop acne. See a de ...Read more
I have a bump in my pubic hair that looks kinda like a pimple. Is this some form of STD? I have hsv-1 (cold sores) but never anything down there
Likely folliculitis: With the development of pubic hair, you become susceptible to folliculitis -- i.e. inflammation or minor infection at the base of a hair. (You may be able to see a hair in the center of the pimple.) The only STD that could do this is genital herpes, but herpes doesn't involve hairs and is uncommon in the pubic area. You'll be at higher risk of folliculitis if you shave your pubic hair. ...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?
Yes: That is exactly what they look like before turning into a cold sore. ...Read more
Pimple or cold sore: A cold sore is caused by herpes simplex virus and occurs in the same location repeatedly. It is often painful and starts as a a blister before crusting over. A pimple is a sometimes tender red bump that occurs in various areas where the hair follicle becomes blocked with oil (sebum) and bacteria forms. ...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
By this time you should know what a pimple looks like. A true cold sore (herpes) has more of a blister look. Google it for pictures of a cold sore which is caused by a virus. Also see this website for more information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
if you are still unsure, see your physician. ...Read more