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Why do white heads and sores break out around my lips after I shave?

Why do white heads and sores break out around my lips after I shave?

SHAVING PROBLEMS: You may be shaving too closely. You may be shaving against the grain. You may be using a dull razor. Shave with the grain; shave with a new razor (if you are using razors not electric shavers), and do not shave too closely. Particularly if you have curly hair (on your scalp). ...Read more

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I had 2 small white heads on my bottom lip i popped them (bad move) now its red how can I make it go away faster and make it less red...

Anti-inflammatory: Redness usually describes inflammation which results from "popping a whitehead." of course, we can't assume it was a whitehead-- could be a herpes sore (cold sore) which is much more common on the lip. If it is herpes, a topical or oral anti-viral would help. If it was a common pimple, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory would help the redness. Could also be a cyst or milium... ...Read more

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Little white bumps on the inners sides of my upper lip? Doesn't hurt, aren't noticeable. They are in the same place on both sides. White heads?

Little white bumps on the inners sides of my upper lip?  Doesn't hurt, aren't noticeable. They are in the same place on both sides. White heads?

No: Sounds like pearls or mucoceles and either way are benign bumps. Stop biting on the area or if anything irritating the area have it removed. ...Read more

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Little white spots like white heads on my lips when i stretch them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Little white spots like white heads on my lips when i stretch them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Normal oil glands: Fordyce spots are normal. No need to treat. Sometimes you may have 1 with an open surface pore appearing as a tiny black head. If you don't mind the pain, you can pinch it out. Relax: everybody has them, nobody sees yours except you.Magnifying mirrors are not the real world. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my bottom lip felt it under the skin first then popped up with three white heads how do I get rid of it?

I have a bump on my bottom lip felt it under the skin first then popped up with three white heads how do I get rid of it?

Herpes type 1: This sounds like it may possibly be a herpes cold sore. I would see a physician to determine if it is, for sure. As they can reoccur, next time, you cold start medication to decrease length and severity, if it is. Good Luck to you! ...Read more

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I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

Lip problem: Without seeing it, it's virtually impossible to direct you in the right direction based on the paucity of info provided. Either take a pic and send it over or see a local physician/provider who can help you further. ...Read more

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I keep getting small persistent red spots on my lip line. Sometimes they have small white heads. They don't crust/weep like coldsores. What are they?

I keep getting small persistent red spots on my lip line. Sometimes they have small white heads. They don't crust/weep like coldsores. What are they?

Fordyce Spots ?: Fordyce spots are small raised, pale red, yellow-white or skin-colored bumps or spots that appear on the shaft of the penis, the labia, scrotum, or the vermilion border of the lips (the outside red part of the lip). These are benign (not associated with any disease or illness) and represent sebaceous glands. They are only a cosmetic concern. See a board certified dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I am getting pimples on my lip every week, little white heads that i pop as soon as they appear, they squirt out white, like a pimple, then turn red?

I am getting pimples on my lip every week, little white heads that i pop as soon as they appear, they squirt out white, like a pimple, then turn red?

Comedones: If you can easily squeeze them out, they are comedones. It is ok to squeeze them out. When they are open to air and present long enough they will be oxidized to a black color. ...Read more

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