Originally Posted by kalirb
To get herpes outbreaks on your head and scalp? I have some bumps and they are really sore, feel exactly like an out break. Has anyone had this happen?
Yes it is possible. I'm assuming you have oral HSV-1. Well, the site of the outbreak depends on which nerve pathway the virus takes to the skin when it reactivates. Normally, it goes down the same path each time which usually takes it to the mouth. However, it can show up in other areas as well (for instance, this is how some people get herpes of the eye). You should go to your doctor and have the bumps swabbed to see if it really is a herpes outbreak or not.
If the outbreaks are really bothersome, you should consider getting on suppressive therapy with Valtrex or Acyclovir.