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Do you have any more pics?
its not painful?
It could have been a herpes outbreak. you need tested
Yes, an infection is possible.
an infected gland or cyst. Or even follliculitis
but given the glands were sore, I would get tested for herpes
folliculitis can do it too.
It is just much more common with herpes
you would need a blood test for herpes antibodies