If you can't identify the cause of itching then you can't eliminate herpes as the possible cause. I have had the herp for over 30 years and recently had two of the worst breakouts that I have ever had and since then I have had the type of all over body itching that is being described in many of the posts and am thoroughly convinced it is a secondary affliction caused by the herpes virus. The worst itching is in the genital area, but jumps around sporadically to different areas of the body, (scalp, face etc.) I have also felt like there was a loose hair on my face, but none is there. I can understand why the cause cannot be identified because there are no visual symptoms, but the herpes virus cannot be ruled out until the cause has been identified. There are too many people with the same description of itching that have also been diagnosed with herpes to consider the itching just a coincidence.View Thread
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