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Hello and thank you for the question.I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Board Certified Internal Medicine Consultant with over 15 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.
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Since how long do you have this?
Any associated fever, cold or flu like symptoms?
Thank you very much.
It looks like a cold sore (caused by herpes). Did you have this before as well? Any history of genital herpes?
Honestly, when you look at it closely, appears that there are tiny cluster of vesicles which are usual with herpes. A clogged pore will be a single, inflamed and red lesion. I suggest you to see your doctor for a simple test (to screen for herpes) and if needed he can take a swab from the affected area for diagnosis. If this turns out to be herpes, then a prescription of antiviral drugs will be helpful to treat this effectively and quickly. Topical antiviral creams/applications are very helpful.
Right. I can understand that you might be anxious but still the best thing here would be to rule out herpes.
I can not say this with certainty that this is not herpes; as the lesion looks/resembles it. So better to have it tested.
It suggests herpes; unless proven otherwise.
See you GP tomorrow in the walk in clinic. If no walk in available, book an appointment with in next 2-3 days.
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Protocol is very clear.
You look at the lesion clinically; and its appearance will suggest what you need to do further.
In your case, the appearance is similar to herpes, thats why testing is required.
Well the herpes lesions have different sizes and shapes depending upon severity of lesions and vary from patient to patient.
Just matching your pics with those on internet will not always give you confirmed diagnosis.