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Dr. Gena Kluwe
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I have a big red sore on the edge of my lip, i squeezed it and it popped now it just bleeds. Is this a cold sore or a pimple?

I have a big red sore on the edge of my lip, i squeezed it and it popped now it just bleeds. Is this a cold sore or a pimple?

Can't really tell : From here. Cold sores aren't so likely to "pop", but things don't always follow any rules. If you've had cold sores in the past, this could be another one. Could be a zit. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possibly, but it would have to be seen to be diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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Gave girl oral sex, got small lump on edge of lip next day. Gone now after a week. She has no herpes, we're each other's only sex partner.Just pimple?

Gave girl oral sex, got small lump on edge of lip next day. Gone now after a week. She has no herpes, we're each other's only sex partner.Just pimple?

Unprotected Sex: If you are truly worried, it is best to get it looked at by a doctor. Otherwise i wouldn't think much about it unless it returns. ...Read more

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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Cold Sore/ Herpes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus.Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, what's wrong?

Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, what's wrong?

Can't diagnose: Without seeing it. 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). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Saif Fatteh
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I've had this small pimple on my upper lip for about 5 days and it's going down a little but spreading like a cold sore do you know what this is?

I've had this small pimple on my upper lip for about 5 days and it's going down a little but spreading like a cold sore do you know what this is?

Cold sore: Without seeing it we cannot be sure but based of the location it is likely a cold sore which is a virus (herpes simplex 1) which is not your std variety although you can also get that one on your lip as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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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?

Cluster sounds like: herpes, there should be pain, itching or some kind of symptom with the blisters. I would see derm right away to confirm diagnosis and get meds to treat, prevent or shorten course. hope that helps ...Read more

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I was using arm&hammer advance white toothpaste &now i think have a cold sore on the corner of my mouth and maybe a pimple on my lip? How do I fix it?

Toothpaste?: Could be from toothpaste but is unusual. Do you think you might have been exposed to herpes simplex virus. Kissed a boy with a cold sore recently? Or do you have history of cold sores . Dr can prescribe valtrex or you can buy abreva lip sore treatment over the counter. Don't squeeze pimple or anything on lips, since that will create greater infection. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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