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I have a small red bump above my lip it cant be herpes
rocketboyo92 posted:
Occasionally I get a small red bump above my upper lip I haven't had sexual intercourse so it cant be herpes any ideas on what this red bump is?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi rocketboyo92 -

It is difficult to guess what's going on without taking a look and examining the area. Please have a doctor, dermatologist or dentist check it out?

In the meantime , here are a couple of resources to help you figure out what's going on -

Adult Skin Problems Slideshow
Cold Sores

Keep us posted and let us know what you find out.

Hoping you find answers soon,
- Elizabeth
~Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An_247516 responded:
Just so you know, you can get herpes around the mouth area simply by touching something that has come into contact with the herpes virus. For instance, if you kiss someone who has had cold sores, or even just use lip balm that they have used. I am no expert in the field, but I wanted to keep you from discounting the idea.

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