These do not sound like herpes.As I was going through your post,two possibilities crossed my mind.First is of hives or urticaria and second is of atopic dermatitis/eczema.
Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They are of two types:acute and chronic(when hives persist for more than 6 weeks). The most likely triggers for acute urticaria are allergies to pets, horses, latex and foods, such as shellfish and nuts,bee or wasp stings,allergies to medicines,viral infections,dental and sinus infections, fungal infections, blood transfusions and vaccines.
The cause of chronic urticaria is often more difficult to identify. Most cases are called chronic idiopathic urticaria, which means they're caused by the body's unexplainable development of antibodies to itself (auto-antibodies).
Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disease.
I would suggest a consultation of an allergist/dermatologist and get these two evaluated.Treatment will depend on the confirmation of diagnosis.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
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