Thank you for your reply.
During my Primary outbreak, at the hospital, they took a blood test and I was negative for HSV1&2. Surprisingly, no swab at that time. 7 months later, I took another blood test and it came back HSV2 positive “with reflex supplemental confirmation”. They do not give IGG numbers in my country. Just pos/neg.
More recently, the doctor swabbed the Balanitis rash and ordered a viral culture. Came back negative. She did not swab the sores because they were just little white scars at that time.
It is good to know that these rashes are not directly caused by HSV2. That would explain the negative swab on the rash. However, I have a suspicion that the virus has triggered some inflammation on my genitals and throughout my body. It might be the inflammation that I am suffering from rather than an active “outbreak” of HSV on my skin.
Shortly after I messaged, you I found an article suggesting that HSV2 may trigger systemic inflammation and urticaria .
The article suggested using antihistamines in conjunction with antivirals. I immediately ran out and bought some Benadryl and Loratadine. In addition to the antivirals, I will take these antihistamines to see if I can get the inflammation under control.