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Dr. Matthew Wilson answered:

Do most cold sores have blister and tingle feel? Want to know if pimple or cold sore. Pimple like whitehead popped on lip. No tingle, blister.

Pimple

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"cold sores," should have the blister you referenced or a crusted lesion. Not a white pus.
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Dr. Emil Shakov answered:

Can a cold sore look like a pimple on inner lip? Can they have a whitehead and pop like a pimple? No burning, itching or blister. Pimple or cold sore?

Inner lip

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Is usually herpes. Acne occurs in areas where you have sebaceous glands which are not located on mucosal surfaces like the lips
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Pimple or lip cold sore - how can I tell the difference?

PIMPLE-COLD SORE

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Cold sore is on your lip and viral. Pimple is mostly in your face.
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How to tell differnce from pimple on lower lip or cold sore?

Cold sore vs pimple

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A cold sore turns into one or more blisters. It breaks open and a yellow fluid teaming with virus oozes out. You probably already know what to expect for a pimple.
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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

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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.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

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

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this is a little sebaceous gland or pimple.
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Dr. Gena Kluwe answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. John H. Kirk answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

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

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without seeing it. Sounds like a pimple. Cold sores are typically painful and blisters and scab over by 5-7 days.
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