you can have herpes infections on the lower back which is where your epidural would've been located.
have you had any testing done yet?
I've tried.....it seems everytime I get into the dr the rash is gone and theres nothing to swab.....sometimes its only there for a couple hours...I had the nurse tell me it sounds like it could be a type of herpes skin infection based solely on the fact that it keeps reoccurring. what i want to know is the rash itself is always covered totally and its not near my genitals so is it still considered an STD......is any partner I might have in the future at risk?
I will add that it was not an epidural that I had it was a steroid shot cause i went into labour two months early and as such I was in the hospital for a full month with my daughter I never left.....the first rash broke out during that month and was healed just before i went home......so this was not contracted sexually....I broke out on the injection site and it is the only place i get the rash......
anything there for a couple of hours isn't likely to be a herpes infection.
you can get a type specific herpes igg blood test done to see what your status is.