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Lip Pimple Vs Cold Sore
PIMPLE-COLD SORE: Cold sore is on your lip and viral. Pimple is mostly in your face. ...Read more
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What is the difference between a pimple o the lip and cold sore? How did I get it? I was not in contact with anyone who has it.
Depends: It kind of depends. The picture shows a classic cold sore. A pimple may be significantly different in its appearance, however, it is sometimes very difficult to tell. If fresh, within a day to three days, a culture can be taken or a dna probe checked. This can be definitive if positive, but not so if negative. Cold sores are exceptionally common affecting up to 75% of all americans. ...Read more
I have a sore on the outside edges of my lips. I thought it was a pimple so I popped it but now I think it might be a cold sore. Am I right?
Could be : Your doctor can test it to be sure. Most docs can tell just by looking at it. ...Read more
Is it possible for i pop this big red and white painful pimple on the side of my lip? It looks like a cold sore
Comfortable: Do not play with it or it will get bigger, do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable — remember that they generally do not shorten the 2-week time. ...Read more
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
If a what looks like a pimple halfway between lower lip and chin tingles sometimes, does that mean it is a cold sore and not a pimple?
Acne/Cold score?: Without in person examination impossible to tell. ...Read more
I had a tiny bump on my corner lower lip line. It was not painful and did not ooze, but wasn't a pimple. Is it possible to not be a cold sore?
Possible: Without seeing this cannot diagnose, but this could be anything. ...Read more
Lip lesion: Both start out red but a cold sore will start to blister unlike a pimple that will be hard and no blister. Above all, resist the urge to pick! ...Read more
I had a little white like pimple on my upper lip and popped it and whit like stuff came out is it a cold sore or pimple?
Not cold sore: This is a little sebaceous gland or pimple. ...Read more
Very close almost on lip, small pimple. Popped and white strand of semi-solid puss came out just like pimple. Can cold sore pop this way?
No: You probably have a cyst on your lip or whitehead. ...Read more
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 had a chapped lip while I'm on a fever. I pull out the skin and the next day, a pimple-like something appear. Is it a cold sore or just a pimple?
Cold sore: No way to tell without seeing this. ...Read more
I have had three small pimple like bumps on my bottom lip now for like over a month now with the symptoms of a cold sore but they haven't open or grew?
Are they painful?: If they are not painful they may be small cysts called milia. They can be removed by your local dermatologist and are not dangerous. Cold sores are painful. ...Read more
Heat causes my chin area and pimple on lip line to breaK out got cold sore last year its hot and sun should i still take valtrex?
I just popped a white pimple like bump on my upper lip, not the lip line, actual top lip. Didn't hurt, and I know it isn't a Cold sore. Or is it?
I don't know if it's a pimple or cold sore near my lower lip. It looks like a pimple but the head of the pimple looks fluid fill. It doesn't itch or burn?
I had a pimple on lower lip and it was bugging me so I popped it, overnight lip became swelled and I'm not sure if it has turned into cold sore or not, lip appears swollen with sore filled with fluid and white head. Feels irritated?
Abscess?: Although it may just be swelling from the trauma of "popping" it (the lips are very sensitive), it may have developed into an abscess. It should certainly be evaluated by MD. It may need antibiotics or to be drained. Most urgent care clinics can take care of this, as well as primary care offices, though they may shy at draining since it's on your lip. ...Read more
I discovered a pimple like bump right on the lip (not lipline) and I popped it and clear liquid came out. Does not hurt at all, cold sore or pimple?
It is not clear as to what this is. This may be a mucocoele. It is not uncommon for this to be there.
Cold sore or pimple would or is usually painful. If it does not resolve see someone. ...Read more
I think I have a cold sore on my lip. I've never had any skin blemishes or lesions on my lip so I was not sure if it was a cold sore or a pimple. I got it on Saturday, February 14 after coming home from work, when it started itching, turning into a red
Cold sore: Abreva is available OTC to treat cold sores or you can simply wait a week for it to resolve. Try not to kiss anyone or share drinks with anyone you especially like. ...Read more
Do I have a pimple or a cold sore near the bottom of my lower lip?(it's not ON my lip) It does have a whitehead
Yes: Hard to diagnose without actually seeing, but it sounds like a pimple ...Read more
Pimple like blemish on lip. (right on lip, not around mouth). No tingling or pain. Is it a simple zit or is it a cold sore?
I would: Need to see the lesion to give you an answer. Sorry ...Read more
I was at the dentist said I might have a cold sore, I doubt it I have a pimple like bump no head it hurts when I bit it in my lip but that's it ideas?
Bump: There are many possibilities and merely giving you a list of them is not really helpful. Almost all will be gone within a couple of weeks and nothing to be concerned about. If it's important for you to know what it is, see an Oral Surgeon for a more likely definitive diagnosis. In almost all cases we can diagnose these lesions just by observation. A few require a biopsy. Usually gone anyway! ...Read more
Cold sore or pimple? Little red spot a bit under the lower lip, it's not really on the lip. 6 days old but still red with no scab.
Dont know: Without seeing, it. Sounds like a pimple. Cold sores are typically painful and blisters and scab over by 5-7 days. ...Read more
I had a fever because of cold. Then I had chapped lip and I strip off the skin. Tomorrow, there's a pimple like blister on my lip. Is it cold sore?
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?
A red bump appeared on the corner of my lip. The next day, the whitehead appeared, when popped the pus came out. Is this a cold sore or pimple?
Pimple most likely: From the description this sounds more like a pimple as it built up over time and came to a whitehead before it drained. Cold sores are usually more flat and shallow, moist looking and sting quite a bit. Either way, touch it up with a little Neosporin and avoid sharing kisses with anyone until it heals. See your MD to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a pimple below my lip and popped it a couple days ago it now looks and feels like a cold sore. Can pimples turn into cold sores or blisters?
Yes: That is exactly what they look like before turning into a cold sore. ...Read more
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.
MOST LIKELY COLD SOR: The location and description is more suggestive of a cold sore. Having said that it is very difficult to say with certainty what it is without looking at it.If you are concerned about it get it checked by your doctor ...Read more