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Im prone to comedones around my lips. Recently im getting puss filled zits around the edge of my lips. Any ideas why/suggestions to prevent/treat it?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Are they comedones?

If you are certain that the bumps are comedones (white heads), the otc retinol creams nightly can help (eg.
Roc retinol). However if you have whitish bumps on your lips, they are likely oil glands called "ectopic sebaceous gland". These will not go away. Some remove them cosmetically with lasers. Seeing your dermatologist can help you determine what these bumps are.

In brief: Are they comedones?

If you are certain that the bumps are comedones (white heads), the otc retinol creams nightly can help (eg.
Roc retinol). However if you have whitish bumps on your lips, they are likely oil glands called "ectopic sebaceous gland". These will not go away. Some remove them cosmetically with lasers. Seeing your dermatologist can help you determine what these bumps are.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Viral

It sounds like a herpes simplex infection.
See your doctor, topical or oral antiviral medications will clear it up.

In brief: Viral

It sounds like a herpes simplex infection.
See your doctor, topical or oral antiviral medications will clear it up.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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