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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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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

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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