Been having this problem for 5 months now: lots of small, clear, fluid filled blisters on hard palate. Palate and throat are sore, with lots of red veins showing. Blisters sometimes shrivel/dry up, but every time I think they're going away, they soften again, swell and hurt, and some more blisters show up. Palate is now yellow with tissue swelling and thickening (scarring?) where the group of worst blisters is.
Keep having flare ups of clear blisters and a red, sore throat. First DNA swab test was positive for herpes type 1.
A month later I also got small blisters on my upper lip and nose (for the first time). Got tingling before they showed up, so didn't doubt they were cold sores. Those blisters are almost gone now after 4 weeks.
Been put on Valacyclovir 1000 mg pd for 2 weeks, then 1500 mg for 1 week. Did not help much (I only started after 4 months of having this problem though, so much too late). Went off the meds for a week and then had the DNA swab test done again. This time it was negative?! Cannot believe this! If not herpes, what else can cause all this??
Blood test showed my body is fighting something, and I know my immunity is a bit low. So could it be another virus, bacteria? Oral allergy? Maybe it IS herpes, but DNA test was false negative (is that possible)? I'm desperate. My doctor doesn't have a clue. What could this be other than oral herpes? Any suggestions?
Please help! I'm scared I will be stuck with this problem forever. :(