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i have a white head looking thing either on my lower lip or

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i have a white head looking thing either on my lower lip or right below it it has a reddish area around it like a normal white head and has a little red on it but is mostly white could it be a cold sore?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

Is it on the skin of your chin or the pink lining of your lip??

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
im really not 100 percent sure it looks like it was on the lowest part of the lip
today it came off and no puss came out
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

If it started on the lip then for sure it was a cold sore.

However if there is significant crusting or pus then that suggests secondary bacterial infection - usually with staph.

An oral or topical antibiotic would speed up resolution of this problem.

If access to a prescription is difficult then purchase an anti-septic cream from a pharmacy - not just as good but will be of some benefit.

Dr Jef
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i have one small red dot on my upper lip that has been there for a few months at least
cold sore?

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