My advice is to forget it. Herpes is an over-hyped disease. Unless you have symptoms, you should just ignore it.
Herpes is an extremely common virus. Twenty percent of adult women have genital herpes and the vast majority of them don't know it. The percentage for men is less, but only because of physiology (it is harder for men to catch it). In most people the virus causes no detectable symptoms (or symptoms so light that they are unnoticed). In some people it causes an uncomfortable skin rash.
Let me tell you my story. Several years ago, some idiot doctor gave me a herpes test (I got an STD panel done because I had a new partner and wanted to be a responsible single). They called me back to tell me I was positive for the HSV-2 virus (genital herpes). They gave me no information other than that. No support, no advice... they gave me nothing.
Obviously I was upset... this sounded like pretty important news. So I made an appointment for a STD clinic to get a second opinion, another test (the internet said the tests were inaccurate) and some advice from someone who cared.
The doctor at the clinic asked me if I had symptoms. I said "No". Then she refused to give me a second test. She said it was a common disease, rarely serious and without symptoms a test was medically counter-indicated. She said the first doctor should never have given me the test because the stigma and stress of a herpes test is worse than having the herpes virus and not knowing it
. I cajoled her into giving me a second test (I explained that I already had stress and as a science guy it would help me to have a second data point). The test came back negative, but with slightly elevated values... but she explained that it really didn't mean much.
So here is the point. Herpes is a disease that doctors aren't supposed to test for even though it is incredibly common. Doctors know that there are millions of sexually active adults with the virus, and they still think that testing causes more problems than the actual disease.
My advice is to forget about it unless you get severe symptoms. Severe symptoms would be cold sores, little sores that you have never had before (completely unlike eczema). I would get my own cold cream. If you get the new sores. You will go to a doctor, get tested then for the cause of the sores. And be treated for a skin rash whether it is caused by HSV or not. No big deal.
Herpes is a way over-hyped disease. In the herpes community people point out that it was unknown until the 1970s (it was simply considered a rash in an embarrassing location) when the pharmaceutical companies found they could sell new anti-virus if they invented a new scary sounding STD.