Hi and thank you so much for the query.
I am so sorry to hear about this pustular lesions, itches, etc that you have been experiencing.
From the symptoms you have provided, this is less likely to be herpes
. Herpes forms water filled vesicles, very painful and rarely are they itchy. They generally disappear on their own within 7-10days. The description of these lesions are more suggestive of furunculosis
than herpes. These are minor abscess
that originate at the bases of hair follicles. They are pus filled and can merge to for bigger abscess.
For now, I will suggest that you practice sitz baths which consist in sitting in a bowl of luke warm water containing an antiseptic solution at least 3times per day. this helps disinfect the area, kill germs, control the infection and facilitate healing. This would be very helpful while yo prepare and get an appointment to see your doctor. He will make a detailed exam and testing to tel us exactly what the cause is.
I wish you well and hope this helps. feel free to ask for clarifications if need be. Cheers.
Dr. Ditah, MD