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Hi there,

I know that cold sores are caused by the Herpes virus, and I have never had one before, however the other day, I got this bump on my lip that looks very much like a pimple. Now, it is not on my lip line, it is directly on my lip, so I figured there is no way it could be an actual pimple, right?

I read up on cold sores and learned that usually there are a bunch of tiny bumps that form together and then pop, ooze and crust over.

I have had this pimple for about a week now. It has not popped, oozed or crusted over, but it has been very tingly and has become very hard. It also appears to have a sort of center to it.

Is this a cold sore? As I've said, I've never had one before and I'm 21, and I haven't recently been in contact with anyone who has had a visible cold sore or anything. It's really bothering me though, cause it's itchy and tingly.

Any help on if this is typical of a cold sore would be great!



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It's hard to make this sort of call based on a physical description.

So if this is something that's bothering you, I'd visit a clinic or doctor and have them check it out.

Herpes sores almost always crust over/rupture. While it is possible to contract the herpes virus that causes cold sores from someone that doesn't have an active sort, it's pretty unlikely to.

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