I would like to tell you that fordyce spots
are essentially asymptomatic in nature. So they are not associated with any itching or discomfort.
Now as far as herpes
is concerned, it presents with fluid filled lesions . These are associated with pain and discomfort and they usually do not heal without treatment.
Since you are having these since quite sometime now, I would advise you to see a dermatologist
for proper diagnosis and management.
You can also click pictures and have a dermatologist's opinion here on this forum.
There are many conditions which can have such a presentation. So it is important to have a look at the lesions for proper diagnosis.
Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul