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Itchy, uncomfortable pimples in lip. HERPES?

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Hello, I am worried about a "pimple" that appeared in my top lip. It feels very uncomfortable and it's been there for the past 4 days. Since I don't have medical insurance I will give this a try. I don't know if it's herpes and I am afraid it is. I haven't kissed nobody since January, 2 2015. The "pimple" I have itches and tickles, but still hurts and it looks disgusting. My girlfriend had this like 2 years ago, but after the blood tests she was negative to herpes, her doctor said it was probably because of stress and too much sunlight. I am from Puerto Rico but came to Florida last year. I need your advice and I would appreciate your help.

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Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 4 Days.


Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern. I reviewed the pictures.

You don't have herpes. It's Folliculitis which is a bacterial infection. I would recommend application of Mupirocin cream twice a day for a week.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care

Patient replied :

That's a relief, I guess. Thank you for answering. I have another question. Should I pop the thing and how is the healing process? Does the Mupirocin cream needs a prescription?

About the prescription, I already went to the pharmacy to get the medicine but they told me I need a prescription. I live in Florida, USA.

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 3 Days.


Thanks for posting your reply.

Please don't pop it. It could leave a mark behind.

Mupirocin cream requires a prescription.

Take care

Patient replied :

Hey :)
I was washing my face and it poped, I cleaned with antibacterial soup. I haven't bought the medicine for it because I don't have insuerance and can't get a prescription without one.
Is there any over the counter medicine I could use?

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 2 Days.

Unfortunately, it needs antibiotic coverage and they are not available without prescription.
If you have any locally available antiseptic ointment, you can apply.
Or else, keep cleaning the area 2-3 times with antibacterial soap.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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