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FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION?

Posted by
Stella on November 10, 2002 at 22:43:47:

My boyfriend got a flu shot a few weeks ago and 1 week later had his first outbreak of herpes. I have had herpes for 15 years and when I got a flu shot 2 years ago, I also broke out a few days later. Is this coincidence or does the flu shot bring out the herpes. My boyfriend's doctor said the two were unrelated, but I believe there is a corelation between the two. Your opinion please Walt and anyone else.



Re: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION?

Posted by
Carol on November 11, 2002 at 08:45:53:

In Reply to: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION? posted by Stella on November 10, 2002 at 22:43:47:

I think there is some relation to herpes virus & flu shots also. But my experience was just the opposite of yours.I'm 55 years old. When I was younger, I had cold sores at least 4 times a year. I took a flu shot and pneumonia vaccine when I was in my early thirties and I have not had a cold sore since. I've always wondered about the connection but have never read anything on the subject. I guess we will never know. Carol

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Re: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION?

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 11, 2002 at 10:33:21:

In Reply to: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION? posted by Stella on November 10, 2002 at 22:43:47:

Hi, Stella.

In my opinion, there definitely IS a connection.

I will bet, though, that the docs would be happy to accept credit for Carol's experience.

Walt

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Re: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION?

Posted by R. on November 11, 2002 at 15:11:41:

In Reply to: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION? posted by Stella on November 10, 2002 at 22:43:47:

Doesn't surprise me. There've been numerous cases reported about side effects of various vaccines. Too numerous to mention. http://www.whale.to/vaccines/flu2.html.



FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION? (Archive in immunizations.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 12, 2002 at 09:19:08:

In Reply to: Re: FLU SHOT & HERPES OUTBREAK - ANY CONNECTION? posted by R. on November 11, 2002 at 15:11:41:

Thanks, R.

Namaste`

Walt

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