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Is it herpes or acne?

Patient: I have these white-headed pimples on the edge of my lips, they are very rare for me to get; they probably come around 1-3 times a year, or maybe just once every 2 years. I am 14, and i recall getting my first “white head pimple” when i was 11, I’m not sure if this is herpes; because from what i have read is that herpes type 1 cause cold sores that are filled with puss; and get very crusty and dry, plus i read they heal leaving no mark; these spots leave a little scar or dead skin (like acne does when it dries up; or you pop it) could you confirm what these spots are?

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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