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My granddaughter has a whitehead on her lip which will not

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My granddaughter has a whitehead on her lip which will not go away. Definitely not a cold sore. She is 22 yrs old and therefore extremely concerned about her appearance. Does she need to see a doctor, a dermatologist or can she treat it herself?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. This sounds more like a small cyst rather than, say, an acne problem. She can try over the counter tretinoin cream three times a day but it that is ineffective, a dermatologist can unroof it with a small special instrument which will resolve it without leaving a scar