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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

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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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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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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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
daily
Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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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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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
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Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
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Drink plenty of fluids
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Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
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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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Pimples (Definition)

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Cold Sore (Definition)

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