Hello. I am wondering what this is. I regularly get a small painful whitehead on my lips. I can feel them coming on, like a tingling in my lip, and then a very painful whitehead appears that feels like it is holding a lot of pressure that needs to be released. It is just one spot and not blistery like a cold sore.
I do get cold sores inside my nose and take Valtrex because they happen so often. Because I take Valtrex on a daily basis which prevents my nose breakouts, I do not think this is herpes.
I do not think it is Fordyce's condition either because it is a) painful b) one central pimple looking thing.
Any suggestions as to what it might be? How to prevent? How to treat?
My current method is to release the pressure by lancing it with a sterilized needle and then applying rubbing alcohol followed by either an antibiotic ointment or a thick vitamin E oil.