My daughter received the varicella vaccine at about 18mths and a second one at about 20mths. Following the first one, about 2 weeks after getting it, she broke out in blisters in mouth, around mouth, hands and feet. A swab showed the hand foot and mouth virus. However she developed a hard pea sized reaction at the site of the injection within a few days of receiving the first vaccine. It was very itchy but that was it and it didn't go.
About 10mths after vaccine this pea was still there and a mass developed under it about 3.5inches X 2 inches. It became sore. We used iodine gauzes. Over the next 9 days it filled, burst and emptied 3 times. My daughter spiked a fever each time it burst. But it was then resolved.
6 days later, my daughter developed severely pustular tonsils on both sides, mouth and tongue ulcers, very swolled and sore gums, swollen upper lip, and about eight blisters on her cheeks. About a week after this she developed about 16 large blisters on her left index finger (which she ***** constantly). Initially antiobiotics (penecillin based) were perscribed. Her mouth was so sore she couldn't open it or talk or eat or drink.
I returned to my doctors yesterday when the blisters on her fingers broke out and they added Zovirax and Flagyll to the antibiotic. They have swabbed her gums and tongue ulcer.
Sorry for long post..... my question is............ I know varicella and herpes are different viruses but my understanding is they are related distantly. Zovirax treats both. When the abscess on her leg was bad it drained lots of pus. I had to change the dressing twice a day sometimes. IT came through her pjamas on at least one occassion..........so I am quite sure she could have touched the pus and then sucked her fingers. Is all this related? Is it possible that the vaccine stayed somehow in the injection site? And caused the Herpes simplex that we now think she has in her mouth, face and finger?