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What can trigger my herpes symptoms?

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  • Sexual intercourse
  • Colds and sunlight
  • Hormones
  • Weak immune system

Remember that triggers may not be the same for everyone, and doctors aren't certain how much lifestyle affects herpes symptoms. If you think oneof these triggers your symptoms, ask your doctor what you should do about it.

From: Potential Herpes Triggers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The American Social Health Association: National Herpes Resource Center. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore. Joanne Grosshans, manager, Herpes Resource Center, American Social Health Association. MELINEplus Medical Encyclopedia. "Stress management" and "Herpes labialis (oral Herpes simplex)." Cohen, F. , Nov. 8, 1999.
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SOURCES:  The American Social Health Association: National Herpes Resource Center. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore. Joanne Grosshans, manager, Herpes Resource Center, American Social Health Association. MELINEplus Medical Encyclopedia. "Stress management" and "Herpes labialis (oral Herpes simplex)." Cohen, F. , Nov. 8, 1999.
Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

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