1. Hi there Guest :)

    To use the full features of our Support Community, including searching, chatting and asking questions, please sign up for a free account on the right or log in.

Acne vs cold sores

Discussion in 'Herpes Symptoms' started by Anonymous, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi,
    Can there be confusion between bumps around my mouth or nose and cold sores? I sometimes get bumps on my temple on both sides of my face also. The bumps seem to occur symmetric at times. That is, if I get a bump near (not on) my upper lip on the right side of my face, maybe a week (or less) later I'll see a similar bump on the right side of my face, opposite the first bump. A couple of times I ended up looking like Frankenstein (bolts on either side of his head)

    I'm just trying to determine what the difference is between cold sores and cystic acne around my mouth, nose and face. I've never had a break out on my lips. But I always hear that cold sores can be anywere on your face. Is this true? And can it be mistaken for acne?
Similar Threads: Acne vs
Forum Title Date
About My Outbreaks Acne after Dx Feb 5, 2014
Personal Experience with Herpes did you get acne/spots in your genital area during your first outbreak? Jan 12, 2012
Herpes Treatment Zone REALLY EMBARRASSING Acne on butt? Nov 15, 2011
Herpes Symptoms Herpes, or just acne? Any advice appreciated Jun 1, 2011
About My Outbreaks slight acne on chest and yellow spots in eyes...... Mar 27, 2011