Hello Mrs. Warren. Thank you for answering that.
I just purchased a few more questions. I do have a slight update in possible symptoms.
Almost a week ago, I had a slight periodic itch on my inner left thigh. It itched off and on slightly for 2-3 days. I didn’t even think to look down and inspect it as I’ve calmed down on the herpes panic. I think it was yesterday that I noticed several clustered bump looking things in a patch of less than 1″ by 1″. I put Benadryl cream on it a few times and no difference. I rubbed alcohol on it yesterday with no stinging or pain and today I did the same, and today there seemed to be one slight sting. It’s maybe just a bit sensitive and I noticed this area stung while I took a hot shower yesterday.
At work I’ve had to wear thermal underwear almost every day because of the cold. I work outside and walk on average 3-5 miles a day. I have included three pictures from today in a link below since last time my photos did not upload for some reason, so would you please have a look at them? As you can see, my hairs in this area have been pulling out I think by all of this walking and the underwear. You can see some short hairs just growing back in and my hope is that these bumps are a form of ingrown hairs/folliculitis or some other kind of dermatitis.
The area and bumps kind of glisten when looking on at an angle. To see the photos in their full size, you just have to click each photo. It is an album of three pictures. They are all of the same place on my thigh, but angles and lighting differ.
The only other new thing is yesterday I noticed some kind of pin prick sensations all over my body, bottom of foot, arm, leg, randomly….only lasting a second and maybe happening 1-2 an hour. I’m concerned it might be related to herpes neuropathy. Also, I’ve had some sharp pain a couple times this morning in my right outer hip. And also since yesterday some random pain in my calf, feet, heel and arm. It could be considered pretty mild, I think. Last month I had a weird sensation that I thought was caused by my boots being too tight, because it stopped after I loosened them. That feeling was like someone pouring warm water on my inner left shin, a few inches above the ankle.
In summary, Can you tell me what you think of the photos? And can you also tell me what you think of my possible nerve related pain? From my previous posts it didn’t seem you thought there was much to worry about, but I’m just trying to follow up and be as knowledgeable as I can.
I’ve looked for hours online and I can’t find anything that really sites the prevalence of neuropathy in herpes. I’m wondering statistically how common it is, and since you have seen so much herpes related symptoms, I feel very confident in your answers…As before, thank you for your help!