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.