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What Causes A Red Spot On The Upper Lip And Nose?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I just noticed beneath my upper lip and my nose a red spot about 1/2 inch long, oval, doesn't itch or anything, possibly the center is the very beginning of a blister but hard to tell-- so I goggled shingles. I've had a respiratory cold for a few days, am 60, a cancer survivor
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly viral in origin. Please upload images for confirmation

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

I can certainly understand your concern.

As per your description, this doesn't look like shingles , as rash if shingles is extremely painful.

Although this looks like a rash of Molluscum contagiosum, it's advisable to upload the images of the red spot for further evaluation and confirmation.

Once I receive the image, I will guide you appropriately.

Post your further questions if any.
Thank you.
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What Causes A Red Spot On The Upper Lip And Nose?

Brief Answer: Possibly viral in origin. Please upload images for confirmation Detailed Answer: Hello Sir I can certainly understand your concern. As per your description, this doesn't look like shingles , as rash if shingles is extremely painful. Although this looks like a rash of Molluscum contagiosum, it's advisable to upload the images of the red spot for further evaluation and confirmation. Once I receive the image, I will guide you appropriately. Post your further questions if any. Thank you.