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Can you have a pimple on your lip not herpes?

Can you have a pimple on your lip not herpes?

Absolutely: Pimples in the follicles around the lips happen commonly. They typically appear like a blackhead or pus bump involving one follicle. Cold sores tend to be it occur with a cluster of tiny blister (vesicles) that are filled with clear fluid. ...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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Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Facial lesion: Its hard to say without a picture, a lip lesion that commonly occurs during times of stress is known as a " cold sore" or herpes labialis. This is caused by a strain of the herpes virus and generally abates after a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

Appearance: Herpes/cold sores are clear fluid filled blisters, usually in a small cluster, that are preceded by tingling or burning a day or two prior to the outbreak. A pimple is solitary, and is usually filled with yellow fluid, not clear. ...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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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

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Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Not necessarily: A single 'pimple' on the lip could be a bacterial infection or a hsv lesion. ...Read more

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Hi i have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

Hi i have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? 
I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

It may be herpes: If your blister pops and leave an open score it could be herpes. I would go to the doctor who can give you some medicine to help it and prevent future break outs. You can get it from many different ways. If it is just a score or pimple it will go away in a day or so. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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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