Can anyone please respond
It doesn't sound like herpes. I would have thought fungal, too, with the peeling skin, but dermatitis is another likely possibility.
A herpes outbreak wouldn't last that long, and your 7 week test is a really good indicator that you didn't get herpes. (Most people test positive by 6 weeks, so while your test isn't 100% conclusive, it's not that likely to change.)