Herpes or shingles?
I'v been having outbreaks since 2000 the sores are on the back of my left leg about and inch or so from the back of my knee and I was told by doctor it was shingles. Last year they actually took a swab and told me it was herpes, the same kind as genital herpes, but not genital herpes as it not in that area and I'v never had symtoms there. Last year I had a four month period where I got it every month. I was prescribed acyclover (sp?) but taking it so much made me feel very ill and it didn't really help anyway. I'v not had it for a while but I'v been taking manuka honey, both consuming it and topically on my sores, this seems to be working for me at the moment. But I'm confused as to why my sores appear so far from my genital region. It starts with tingling then a red patch progressing to blisters which then grow and grow until they are like a hideous pyramid of puss fill blisters. Grim. I also get pain around that area when there are not sores, like inside my leg and on the skin, but its not painful to touch. Any feedback appreciated.