So you are sending me some pcr swabs which is great
I had some tingling on my face (recently had a cold) and my face flared up. Cheeks on both sides, tip of nose, down to chin was raised and red some little dots like a rash but raised. I do suffer from eczema but I have never had a flare up like this. This looked more rash like and had tingling symptoms.
I put a steroid cream on it betamethasone and it sthng for a bit then brought it down significantly. Redness went away. It comes back once in a while but if I keep up w the cream it goes away for the most part.
So my question is if herpes just showed up as a red base w tiny raised bumps on face, would it go away so quickly w cream? And even if it returned and it was less does it mean it’s eczema then? Is there a potential if its atypical h and only red irritation that this cream would make it go away?
Also, if something swabs negative I.e these bumps I have on other parts of my body that have no fluid, is this negative accurate? Is it harder to get a positive swab w atypical herpes because there is no fluid.
In addition, if it is h and is not detected via swab, I will assume if I follow all necessary protocols like swabbing writhing 24 hour period etc can I then assume if it’s h and of the swab still is negative that the viral load is low and hence is not likely that contagious?
Just trying to prepare myself for worst case