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Pimple or Sore on lip

Hi Doc-

I noticed a small bump, raised and red, one night and thought nothing of it.  The next morning, I saw a large whitehead growing, larger than a normal pimple, but nonetheless, a whitehead.  It grew in size and was located at the corner of my mouth, bottom lip, but not solely on the lip...a bit on a bit off.  Anyways, day two, I went in and popped it like I normally do a pimple.  When I did, whitish fluid came out but the bump was still raised.  Along w that, clear fluid couldve been oozing out as well but that could just be from opening it up.  It just looked like an open sore at this point which didnt bleed but stayed open.  Since then, the bump hasnt really decreased as its crusted over and scabbed.  It doesnt hurt or anything like that but I cant remember the last time I had a pimple that took this long to heal and scabbed this way.  The scab doesnt appears its ready to fall off yet as Ive picked at it a little and there are no signs that its ready to come off.  

My concern now is that this could be something else, along the lines of possibly herpes or something?  Its def not as bad as the pictures of herpes Ive viewed online but at the same time, it could be from other posts Ive read.  My last checkup was in July but the doc didnt contact me back w my results of HSV-1 and from that, I thought I was OK since I would think, there was no need to call me back.  

What are your thoughts on my description of this and what this may be.  Should I have it checked out or leave it alone?  This is day 5 now.  Please let me know your thoughts as Im concerned.  Thanks.
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This does not sound like herpes.  It does sound like a pimple or blocked follicle that you've perhaps aggravated by playing with.  I suggest you leave it alone, apply bacitracin or neosporin ointment twice a day (non-prescription), and show it to your doctor in a month if it's still there.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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Thanks Doc...I was looking at it right after lunch today and it appears to have a small blisted now at the corner of my mouth, right next to the scabbed area.  It mightve been caused from eating but didnt notice it before.  It almost looks like a peice of the scab fell off in this area but maybe not.  Any cause for concern or alarm w this new development in regards to herpes?  Should I put some soothing cream on that area as well?  
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How come when you try to post a new question it says daily limit had been reached for asking questions. The last quesiton was posted 8 days ago as of today.

That's kind of lame don't you think?
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Anyway here's my question:


45 year old male, my skin burns and breaks out, with almost any clothing I try to wear. I've only found a few shirts, pants (sweat pants) socks shoes etc. that don't do this to me. Regardless of what the tags say they are made from.

The few clothes I do have, that don't make me break out burn or itch, are, cotton or a cotton polyester blend. Most all cotton or cotton blend make me break out and burn. Don't know why the few I have found to wear don't do that.

I also wind burn very easly, weather the air is cold or warm.

I have to take a multiple enzyme pill everyday, Or I start burning and breaking out no matter what I wear.

I have to wash my hair with special shampoo (Cre-C) other wise I get massive dandruff and sores on my head.

I have had crones disease for 30 years, and was recently diagnosed with IBS chronic constipation. I also have a rectal prolapse to some degree.

My skin breaks out mostly, on my face, back shoulders upper arms and legs, and center of chest. Mostly red splotches, sometimes with a white head filled cap on them.

I have had these type reactions for as far back as I can remember, they seem to get worse as I get older. Please help, I'm very depressed. And need to be able to at least find clothes to wear.

Thanks, Tim
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A related discussion, is this seborrheic dermatitis? was started.
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