A 30-year-old female asked about a male:
Can stress cause herpes outbreaks?
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Dermatology 32 years experience
Stress & Herpes: Stress is the number one cause of herpes outbreaks.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Fisher.: Yes- there is a direct association. What do you do to manage your stress? To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hrs of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga ; exercise.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Could it be my herpes prodromal symptoms that cause me stress or is it my stress that causes me symptoms?
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
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