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lip waxing

Every 2-3 weeks, I wax my upper lip.  For the past few months, I've noticed that i get the same small spot 1-2 days later on the edge of my upper lip.  It's very small, but I notice it now because I expect it to surface when i wax.  It's flat with a little swelling, skin colored and just a little red around the edge, never comes to a head and never blisters.  I've tried popping it, but there's nothing really to pop.  It usually goes away within the week.  I also have been using Benzaclin for the past few months.  I try to use it only when i have a pimple coming on.  I know it can make my skin very sensative. I've never had a cold sore, but could this be one??  I dont feel any tingling or the other symptoms I've read about concerning cold sores.
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This sounds like an inflamed follicle, resulting from pulling that hair out of it.  It does not sound like a cold sore.  For further, definitive information, please see a dermatologist in person.  Bring a photo too.

Thanks.

Dr. Rockoff
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I can also send you a picture if that would help
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