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Dr. Bloom, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Board Certified Family Physician
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I have a red bump on the line of my upper lip. It is very

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I have a red bump on the line of my upper lip. It is very painful and hard inside. None of the research I have done on cold sores appear to be anything like what I have. It isn't a blister and isn't filled with fluid. It is swollen and fells almost numb or tingly. It has been almost 2 weeks that i have had this...should I see a doctor?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Bloom replied 7 years ago.
Yes certainly see a doctor. Sounds like you might have small abscess(pocket of pus/infection) there. Your doctor will give you antibiotics to treat and if it is a large abscess, might want to cut it open.