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I have a pimple right above my lip that keeps repussing, is it a herpes?

I have a pimple right above my lip that keeps repussing, is it a herpes?

Herpes simplex: Without seeing this have no way to know. Might be staphylococcal or half a dozen other things. Show this to a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?

Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?

Several Things: This could be one of several problems, the most common of which are allergic swelling and cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. The pain with chewing is concerning for other oral soft tissue, sinus, tooth pathology. This definitely needs an exam. We will be able to point you in the right direction with a Prime Consult for an initial eval! Best of Health! ...Read more

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I have 6 small pimples above my upper lip. They start to fade away but reappear within a few days, they have white tips,are painful. What can I do?

I have 6 small pimples above my upper lip. They start to fade away but reappear within a few days, they have white tips,are painful.  What can I do?

Benzoyl peroxide: It is common for teenagers to get some acne. Try over the counter benzoyl peroxide treatment to try to get rid of it. Apply it to dry skin about 15 minutes after washing. It may take a few weeks to clear up. Also see this Mayo clinic site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 ...Read more

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How to get this small pimple above my lip to disappear?

How to get this small pimple above my lip to disappear?

Pimple disappear: Hello, Without a picture of your "small" pimple, it is impossible to advise you how to make it disappear. In fact, it may be gone by the time you read this response. ...Read more

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My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

Cool compresses: Use cool compresses on it to decrease inflammation and don't squeeze it. it should resolve in 7-10 days. If you caused an infection in the surrounding skin by squeezing it then it may get worse so in that case you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hole above my lip from popping a pimple . I was wondering if I could get it fixed.

Scar Revision: All scars can be revised, some with excellent results while others improve. There are variety of treatment options for depressed or ice-pick scars such as micro-excision with closure which will produce minimal and least noticeable scar. ...Read more

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How to treat pimples under my nose and above my lip and that never go away?

How to treat pimples under my nose and above my lip and that never go away?

Sounds like perioral: dermatitis. Need to see derm to get prescription medication to clear! ...Read more