What can trigger genital herpes outbreaks

Genital herpes outbreaks can sometimes be triggered by the following:

* Being run-down

* Suffering from other genital infections (affecting the local skin area)

* Menstruation Cycle

* Pregnancy

* Drinking a lot of alcohol

* Sun

* Stress and anxiety

* Fatigue

* Ultraviolet light

* Friction or damage to the skin, caused by, for example, sexual intercourse, may also lead to a recurrence. Don’t expect antivirals to cure herpes.

* Diet and certain foods

* Fever

* Temperature extremes



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