Is it herpes or acne?


Q: 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?


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I have two bumps on my penis one is slightly raised and kind of painful to the touch and the other one is smaller and...

Q: Hello Dr, I had protected sex with a massage parlor lady this past Saturday evening ie Sunday morning. As mentioned ...

Q: I got a very Large injection for Gonorrhoea yesterday tuesday 11/10/16. Me and my doctor was not sure if I had or n...

Q: I have blood in my semen for last two weeks.its not painful or sensitive in any way. Without injury and no possible s...

Q: So I've had a sore throat on and off for a couple of weeks. I recently had unprotected oral sex last Friday. I now ha...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon