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I've been having skin problems for about two years now. I had an infected cut two years back on my leg and my doctor gave me some meds to put on it. Turns out I am highly allergic to it and my body basically exploded into hives, also coupled with poison ivy problems earlier that summmer. Safe to say it was a bad year. Anyways, non stop since then I have had these little bumps all over. Not on my face and not on my chest but a little bit over my legs and arms. I went to a dermatologist and she informed me that I had many allergies (after some very annoying tests) and that it was most likely the cause. The bumps are only now slowly starting to go away but I most recently got a cold sore/infection on my lip. I gave myself some pretty bad razor burn and after a couple of days of licking it isntead of applying lip balm some blisters/scaps formed and they are steadily going away. I have had cold sores before from when I lick chapped/cut skin on my lips so it might just be that again but the rest of my body has had its share of skin problems too. I've been to several doctors and none have ever suggest it being herpes but just allergies/infections. Should I be this worried still? It is uncommon for herpes to happen all over the body and last for as long as it has?



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I've never heard of herpes occurring all over the body - it sounds more like skin sensitivities to foods or environmental factors. Sensitivities and the rashes that they cause can last a long time if the source of sensitivity is not removed. I've experienced eczema before that lasted for a year on my hand - it takes some playing around with diet/regime to figure out what on earth is causing it.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • Quest
      No it won't go up forever, I know I have been infected for a long time. Some people in here have values in the 50s. it just gives you an idea of where those numbers can go from here. The more antibodies you have the better off you are and at least you know your immune system is building those antibodies. I hope you do really well!
    • WilsoInAus
      The number doesn’t matter very much in terms of your experience with herpes. Your immune system has 80 elements that address HSV and your experience is related to the combined effort of these 80 elements. I’d suggest this partner is very probably infected and has been for a while.
    • priorwalter
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    • 35hope
      lyme disease can be sexually transmitted, keep us posted about it hope your tests are negative 
    • why4
      Yeah I'm pretty sure it's from him but I don't know why he would lie about being negative since we were still together and I said I was already positive. Maybe he was infected right before we met? Is higher the number better? How do the antibodies work over time? Will it continually go up forever? 

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