No, it is not herpes virus.
The lesions you described is vasculitis
, most probably .
There is reddish painful rash
with bruise ,papules and small ulcers.
This history suggests the vasculitis.
There may be some cause..
It may be immunologic response to some infection,allergen or irritant.
You consult dermatologist
Have arrays of investigations to find out some cause.
Internal diseases and connective tissue
diseases should be ruled out.
After that, perfect treatment may be taken.
I hope you got my answer.
Dr. Ilyas Patel MD