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Pimple or Cold sore

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I have this whitehead looking thing on/ around my lip and am not sure if it’s a cold sore. I’ve never had one before but I can’t find anyone who's had a white head. I'm assuming its still a cold sore because I rarely get pimples now... let me know what you think...
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Hi,

This could be a cold sore or a pimple. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and they're contagious. Signs and symptoms of cold sores include:
-Small, painful, fluid-filled blisters on a raised, red, painful area of your skin
-Pain or tingling, called the prodrome, often precedes the blisters by one to two days
-Usual duration of seven to 10 days

Cold sores usually appear on your lips. Occasionally, they occur on your nostrils, chin or fingers.

Cold sores generally clear up without treatment in seven to 10 days. If you experience frequent bouts, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication to treat cold sores.

Let us know if you need any further information.

Regards.
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I have had the same thing and went to the doctor.  She told me it was PERIORAL DERMATITIS.  It's a cross between eczema and acne.  I tried popping it but it just got worse.  This is very hard to control pretty much everything you use, face soap, toothpaste, chapstick, etc has ingredients that cause this problem.  YOu have to use only natural products,, it *****:(
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