Although you still may catch the herpes virus even though you use protection, the dry patchy skin
that you noticed on yourself may not be herpes, but a localised dry patch of skin
, may be an allergy to soap or dermatitis. Rub some moisture cream that is also antiseptic or an antibacterial cream like germolene, sudocrem, doublebase, your pharmacist may have a suitable cream.
Herpes normally comes out like blisters and sores that run along the nerve route.