Lip Pimples: how do I know I have it?
I think it’s important for you to know that you have lip pimples before starting to apply any medication. Acne occurs when oil and bacteria builds up on the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. However, what may look like acne on the lips may actually be a cold sore.
Cold sores are usually red in color they can also be crusty and gooey. If you find out that it’s a cold sore then let me give guide you how to get rid of cold sores.
Cold Sores remedies
Ice: Put some ice on the lip where the cold sore is, you will notice some relief and change as ice will reduce swelling and pain.
Leave it: Cold sores usually disappear after ten days and if it doesn’t seek medical attention
Antiviral medication: This decreases pain fast, but remember to consult a doctor before buying any medication for cold sores.
But if you have confirmed that it is not cold sore which is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and occur only on the lips. You can now start with the remedies to get rid of lip pimples remember that cold sores can spread to other people by sharing drinks or kissing.
Lip Pimples: Home Remedies to Get Rid of Lip Pimples
Vinegar: Clean your lips with apple cider vinegar. Vinegar soothes skin irritations. It contains enzymes and extra acids that are beneficial to your skin and your internal organs.
Hot Compress: If the pimple on your lip is a blind pimple, meaning that it is not going to come to a head, put a hot compress against it, which should make it erupt. Blind pimples are not located as deeply in your skin as other types of pimples, which come to a head easier and more readily Blind pimples are bumps that aren't red, crusty or oozing pus. Blind pimples are the result of pores getting blocked; sebum (natural oil) is unable to leave the pores due to the blockage.
Rubbing Alcohol: Put rubbing alcohol on the lip pimple to make it come to a head sooner.
Hydrate: Drink a lot of fluids. When you are fully hydrated, your lip pimple will disappear faster.
Wash: wash your lips with at least twice a day with any soap or lotion with benzoyl peroxide; this has been recommended by some doctors to work.
With the above remedies you should be able to take care of cold sores and lip pimples.