Managing stress in healthy ways may help reduce how often you have a genital herpes outbreak. Ongoing stress lasting more than a week seems to trigger outbreaks more than any other lifestyle factor.
Here are five steps you can take to manage stress better:
Get enough sleep. The more rested you are, the better you will be able to handle stress. Most people need about eight hours of sleep every night to function normally. Some need less than that, others need more. Note how long you...
If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with genital herpes
or think you have genital herpes, tell your doctor.
Any blisters, sores, or other symptoms that
suggest genital herpes infection or another
sexually transmitted infection (STI) should be evaluated
by a doctor. To prevent transmitting an infection to another person, avoid
sexual contact until you have been examined by your doctor.
have only occasional recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes and are comfortable
with home treatment,
watchful waiting may be appropriate for you.
Who To See
Health professionals who can diagnose genital herpes