Still having constant prodromal through my left dermatome through left eye, cheek under eye, eyelid, through ear. I’m now even itchy through my left scalp. My eye feels sore constantly.
I am on 800 mg of acyclovir. I have gotten these occasional small raised dots around the cheek under my eye that are very itchy. They recede after a day or so and don’t get worse. I am thinking this is HSV1 through my trigeminal nerve that is causing the constant itchiness/tingling. I went to a neurologist and all my blood tests and MRI came out normal. He did not see any inflammation in the trigeminal nerve. Also saw an ENT – that said my ear looked normal besides extra wax despite all the tingling I am experiencing.
Now that I have been getting some raised bumps on my left cheek – would you think it’s HSV? Do I stay the course on the acyclovir? Nobody seems to be able to help me and I am basically monitoring the acyclovir myself based on how bad my symptoms are – but I am not even sure of what is going on!
Also where can I purchase your swabbing kit ?
Thank you. It just seems strange that I am getting tingling right on previous lip herpes areas and nose areas. The majority of the tingling is in the eye, nose, and upper lip area. The other parts of the body are seldom and might be coincidental.
Is there a way I can test for it by swabbing the areas that have the most tingling around the eye?
Is it possible this is all a die effect of the valacylovir and now acyclovir?
Thank you !