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I have a sore inside my lip with a white head and a purplish color. The purple area has spread around the sore and onto my outer lip. What is it?

I have a sore inside my lip with a white head and a purplish color. The purple area has spread around the sore and onto my outer lip. What is it?

Herpes?: It sounds like this could be a cold sore, which is typically caused by the herpes simplex i virus. Note that this is not the std-form of herpes, which is generally herpes simplex ii and causes genital herpes. Anti-viral medicines can help. If this is a frequent occurrence, see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have a bump below my lip on the edge . It look like a white head. What cause that bump to pop up there an how can I get real of it?

Bump on lip line: It is a little cyst, a clogged pore at the lip line and very common. A little hot soak with a washcloth to soften it, and a little pressure to pop it open. If it won't open with gentle pressure it is not ready. ...Read more

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I have 2 white head lookin bumps side by side on the inside of my bottom lip.

I have 2 white head lookin bumps side by side on the inside of my bottom lip.

Check it out: see your dentist It may just be stopped up salivary glands but you must must have a dentist evaluate it to rule out something serious ...Read more

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I got a couple of white head pimple on One area of my lip w h a t could it be just notice it's there?

I got a couple of white head pimple on One area of my lip w h a t could it be just notice it's there?

Common: Usually visible when you look close while stretching the skin. Milia or comedones [zits]. Can squeeze out if you can stand the pain. OK to leave alone. ...Read more

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I bussed a white head near my lip , now that it healed it left a big black mark , how can I get my skin color back to normal?

I bussed a white head near my lip , now that it healed it left a big black mark , how can I get my skin color back to normal?

Hydrocortisone oint: Some people have skin healing that becomes hyperpigmented after the original problem resolves. Nonprescription Hydrocortisone 1% ointment applied lightly to the dark spot once a day may hel but you have to be patient and keep using it. ...Read more

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I got a pimple next to lip it has a white head. I popped it now its bigger with a bigger white head... Is it just a pimple or somthing else?

I got a pimple next to lip it has a white head. I popped it now its bigger with a bigger white head... Is it just a pimple or somthing else?

Can't tell without: Examining it. Sounds like a recurrent sebaceous cyst, or epidermal inclusion cyst. Simply popping it will not remove the sac that continues to produce the sebum (the white stuff), so a tiny local anesthesia operation may be needed. See your family doctor, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a bump inside the inner lips of my varina it's not painful & has a white head? What can it be & how can I get rid of it?

I have a bump inside the inner lips of my varina it's not painful & has a white head? What can it be & how can I get rid of it?

Bartholinitis: You may have an infected bathotholin gland seek help from your doctor. It may have to be drained once it comes to a head. ...Read more

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Reacurring Red dot/spots in my month on inside cheek and inside lip. with a white head. Not painful. That last for 3 daydays max. What could it be?

Reacurring Red dot/spots  in  my month on inside cheek and inside lip. with a white head. Not painful. That last for 3 daydays max.  What could it be?

Mouth: Could be caused by dental trauma in those areas, minor salivary gland enlargement implying you dont drink enough water, local trauma from hot foods. When they come go see and ENT or oral surgeon to check them out ...Read more