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take away whiteheads around lips

I had these 2 whiteheads on my lip line and i left it alone but when i woke up the next day they both had swelled up i still left it alone and well now it kind of went down but not really and its been a week and still i have it. But now its like swelled up under my skin on my lipline ,it doesnt hurt unless i touch it like push on it but its kinda like dry almost like a scab but i cant peel it. Its just like a swelled up skin bumb on my lower lipline ...i wanna get rid of it asap because i have school in a week and i half i dont know what else to do ive been using my proactiv and it doesnt work i dont know what else to do
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1340994 tn?1374197577
Try herpes medicine because it sounds like cold sores, which come from herpes virus.  
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Its not herpes/cold sores ive seen pictures and i looks nothing like it ,i wouldnt have a reason to have gotten it
563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
These bumps can be due to infected hair follicles or folliculitis. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Application of mild corticosteroid cream prescribed by your doctor and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful.  Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful on the bumps. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist.

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.

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