For about a week i've had this red spot/lesion on/above my upper lip.
I went to a medical centre and a nurse said to her it looked like a Cold Sore - and recommended me to buy some ZOVIRAX cream, which i did.
I used the cream and it has had no effect, if anything it has went bigger and more visible. It is a very visible red bump and i've never had anything like it in the place before. It doesn't hurt or itch or burn or anything and it hasn't scabbed or nothing.
It has no centre, no white or pus inside just a plain red bump that is inflamed. I've also tried freederm acne gel, sudocrem, i wash my face with a cleanser twice a day and moisturize.
Here is a picture (its not very clear and it's upside down but it might help): http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5641/dsc00032yj.jpg
It can be a boil, infected hair follicle or a cyst. Boil is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.
Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. If the symptoms persist then you can apply topical antibiotics like Neosporin.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Well, here i am after over a month of this problem and it is STILL here.
I've tried everything, even Benzoyl peroxide and still the red spot by my lip is still here after 6 weeks.
The doctor told me to stop using the Fucidin, and still it hasn't gone away, it isn't a cold sore, it isn't infected (as it is just a red pimple with nothing in) it is slightly raised and nothing in the world can get rid of it?!
Still, no pain or anything like that, What on earth can i do? Please
From the symptoms as I have mentioned before a cyst also needs to be ruled out. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.
Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I cant believe it, i had another small red mark on the other side just above my top lip but didnt think much of it as it wasn't noticeable. However, i woke up today and find that i have another big red spot on the opposite side to the last one i had and it is identical in appearance...
Same symptons as the last one and my initial post (stilll have a noticeable scar from the last one...) i'm wondering what the hell is happening? I cant afford for it to be there again for another 2 months, i dont understand what is wrong
My older brother has a red mark above his lips and another bellow his lips. They have been ther for about 2 months, and so far we don't have an idea of what it is. Please help with advice or ideas. Thank you. Please see pictures on the link bellow: http://redabovelip.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/red-mark-above-lip-2/
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