I got the swabs from my the lab that my doctor ordered to pick up and will swab them and await the results. I am in the medical field and I am pretty sure they are not canker sores because they do not look like classic canker sores, plus i don’t get sores anywhere like on my cheeks, it is only on my hard palate which is more likely to be herpes.
Also, i have noticed some itching in my vulvar region off and on, lasting for a day or up to 3 days, around my urethra and on the side of one of my labia, i looked at it and did not see any blisters or ulcers, just some general erythema which is probably from me itching it. I am wondering if i accidentally autoinoculated myself my touching my private without washing my hand first my finger or while in the shower some of the “infected saliva” got into my private area during my shower. I have never had sores or blisters or anything STD-like in my vulvar area and have tested negative for HSV igG antibodies recently and have only been with my husband for 15 years who is negative for everything and has only ever been with me. What are the chances that i accidentally infected my privates with HSV1?
Also, back to my original question i mentioned i was sick with most likely covid. I had my ID doctor orrder COVID antibody test and it was positive so we are thinking I probably had COVID a couple weeks before i started having all these mouth sores. I have read COVID is destroying people’s immune system and that long haul covid can be due to reactivation of latent viruses such as EBV and HSV. Did you ever hear of something like this and do you think this is a possible explanation for the high frequency of my outbreaks (assuming they are in fact herpes outbreaks)?