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Thanks a lot ehbeedub. First part is very clear and quite relieving.
Second part is where things get tricky. I do "feel" some of the symptoms, but I have OCD... very hard to know if those feelings are real or not... Tingling, itchiness, etc. I do get a few very small blisters, but by the time I see a Dr, a day or two later, are usually very diminished and they have always said not worth sending for a culture. Never had a cluster, always single blisters in the inside of the thigh.
I am a male. wouldn't be so concerned, but my son is again getting the blisters on the same place on his left ear. He says it is very itchy. I have asked him not to scratch, but you know how kids are.
Last time the doctor said it could be external ear infection. we'll see what he says this time.
I got myself tested again. Will see what the results are. I know that the probability I have it is very low and if I had, that passing it to my child by non-sexual contact is close to zero... still the possibility of it being the case is affecting me badly.
if this would be herpes on his ear, more likely hsv1 which he can get from an oral herpes infection that travels a nerve tract to the ear or can be obtained from anyone kissing him on the ear who has oral herpes. is he getting seen today for it?
By the time he came back from school, the blisters had scarred so no chance of getting a swab. Got my results back with both HSV 1& 2 negative at 0.1 for IgG. Saw a specialist and he repeated what you said :) mentioned that I should go back if I see any blisters for a swab, just in case.
Guess I will have to calm down and wait to see if vesicles come again to have them tested.
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