Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 1 month ago

I don’t know if I’m having a pimple breakout or if it’s related to herpes?

I do have type 1 herpes because I have had cold sores before , I currently don’t have one now but I’ve been breaking out with itchy bumps on my cheeks forehead and jawline areas they fill up with pus ,they aren’t clumped sores they are separate red bumps that look like pimples and I don’t usually break out this bad I did have a similar break out last year but no cold sore on my lip what could this be 


Also I’ve been breaking out for about 5 days and some bumps fade away and new ones form 

Update 2:

I’m concerned because they are itchy and other pimples I’ve had before aren’t and they are taking a while to go away 

Update 3:

The ones that do fade away leave a red or dark spot 

2 Answers

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    that is not herpes and that looks more like shingles and i would try and see a doctor about that

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Hope this helps.  I believe they start out as clear, then darken with time.  

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