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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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    • walkthetalk
      yea I am on them.  Been taking them for about 8 months now.  I reckon they're good for general well being too, cause I am not as tired as I used to be and I didn't get the flu this year.  My blisters stopped after about the third month, but I really don't know if I am still positive or not, cbf doing a blood test and I am not dating so I don't mind not knowing for now.  But I am happy to stay on them for a while.
    • Pokemon
      See also: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/spotlight/imports/viral-shedding-level-dictates-risk-of-herpes-transmission.html  
    • Pokemon
      "We predict that transmission is unlikely at viral loads less than 104 HSV DNA copies" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006256/ The above quote suggests that transmission can take place with 10,000 copies (104).
    • vanish123
      See this article.  I would say that it is Herpes.   I have burning mouth syndrome and have to take a lot of antivirals.  Was valtrex then famicyclovir, then acyclovir.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/50455-burning-mouth-syndrome-herpes.html
    • vanish123
      Sorry to tell you, but I have the same thing.  Probably HSV 1.  It was not as bad as before, but when I kissed certain people it would get worse.  The last person I dated had HSV 1 and now I have it as burning mouth syndrome.  So here is the article.  I get tingles everywhere if I get saliva on me no matter where you kiss me.  So trigeminal area and my skin.  When the I guess initial outbreak was happening, I was getting fever and skin irritations everywhere.  Now I try to be careful not to kiss my partner  anywhere or touch my eyes etc, I do not need to spread it anywhere. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/50455-burning-mouth-syndrome-herpes.html

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