1. Your comments are mixed – some of what you say sounds like it could be herpes but much of it does not and sounds more like molluscum.
2. Yes, we can recover herpes virus from areas that are not actually lesions, just abnormal feeling or appearing skin. I would say if none of the lesions has had enough fluid to sample, that is a good thing! It is less likely to be herpes.
3. Where do you live?