Flu Shots and Genital Herpes Outbreaks
This is a question for Ted and anyone who can help regarding genital herpes. Does having seasonal flu jabs suppress the frequency of the outbreaks? During my initial outbreak in 2009 I went to my GP and I was told it was a cold sore not to worry about it and just to use cold sore creams. I had 1 to 2 outbreaks only and I could eat peanut butter, nuts and chocolate without any problem. Then last year I decided against having the flu jab, in february this year I had a really big outbreak used the creams as usual without success. I went to the sexual health clinic and I was diagnosed with genital herpes since then I am having frequent outbreaks sometimes twice a month, triggered by foodstuffs mentioned above. So my main concern now is should I get the flu jab this year to avoid getting these frequent OB? What is the long term side effects of the flu or swine jabs?