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What triggers a herpes outbreak?

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It depends on the person. Some commonly reported triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Surgery
  • Vigorous sex
  • Diet
  • Monthly period

From: Sexual Health and Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

SOURCE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 13, 2017

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