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Dr. Martin Raff
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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

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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


Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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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Dr. Michael Kulick
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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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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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Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi
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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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Dr. Diane Minich
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Pimples above my lip is it herpes?

Pimples above my lip is it herpes?

Possibly: See your doctor and get checked out to see if it is. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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Hello, I have what looks to be a pimple just above my lip. It appears to have a white head. It is a little sore. I do have cystic acne and get pimples on my face. I'm writing you to find out if it is just a pimple or whether it could be a cold sore. I d

Hello, I have what looks to be a pimple just above my lip. It appears to have a white head. It is a little sore. I do have cystic acne and get pimples on my face. I'm writing you to find out if it is just a pimple or whether it could be a cold sore. 

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Most likely acne: Given your history and the fact that the lip lesion has a white head this is most probably acne. Cold sores usually present on the lips during times of stress and appear more crusted almost like a common scab. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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I have a small pimple looking thing on skin above my upper lip thats half on skin half on lip?

I have a small pimple looking thing on skin above my upper lip thats half on skin half on lip?

This could be a: simple pimple. It also could be the beginning of a bacterial infection (impetigo) or a herpes lesion (especially if it blisters), or if you had any injury to the area, it could be from that. I would recommend that you have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I have what looks like a pimple on the surface of my vagina. (like right above the lips and a lil off to the left) should I be worried?

I have what looks like a pimple on the surface of my vagina.  (like right above the lips and a lil off to the left) should I be worried?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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