July 6th in the evening I had a lap dance, and the lady pulled up my shirt and was rubbing her bare vulva on my stomach above my shorts for half a song. @ home coat my stomach with antiseptic gels for minutes, then wash with antibacterial soap.
July 7th, 14 hours later I start taking Valtrex (which I keep for cold sores, it was 2 pills 2 times a day)
July 9th, I get two small rashes, each half the size of a dime, one on either side of my stomach, that are just somewhat red skin, non raised, non itchy. Bump on my solar plexus that doctor said isn't herpes is noticed. Also, a minor sinusits episode, feel slightly warm, like I get frequently when I get tonsil stones. This passes by July 10th.
July 10th-12th, lower stomach pains and spasms, heartburn, warm flashes and chills during the day, itching coming from folds on stomach. Get transient hives that weekend on my body that are irritated by rougher clothing.
July 13th, Valtrex ends.
July 14th, hives taper off, abdominal pains and spasms too. Transient itching continues.
July 17th, the first two rashes disappear.
July 18th, more abdominal spasms, discomfort, warm spells and chills. Night sweats. Some more hives from rougher clothing, but not as many as before.
July 21st, another rash just like the first two (red skin, non raised) shows up, preceded by irritation from clothes.
July 23rd, Red spot in fold of skin on solar plexus, intense itch. Earlier bump on solar plexus unchanged.
I guess what has me worried about herpes is the hives. I'm very tightly wound and anxious, and I've had panic/anxiety episodes in the past, but never with hives. What's most probable? That the hives were caused by anxiety (disputable), or that they were caused by a herpes viral infection? I've never had a reaction to Valtrex before.
Also, testing, assuming typical lesions don't show up, given my Valtrex, how long do I need to wait for a conclusive blood test? Also, what are these small red rashes?