05 Jun Stress and Herpes
Anyone infected with HSV recognizes the clear connection between stress and herpes outbreaks. High intensity situations, both good and bad, can activate lesions and they seem to have a larger impact than any other lifestyle factor. Anxiety and stress have a negative effect on the immune system and make it harder for the body to fight off infections. Taking a stress reliever as part of your herpes treatment can significantly improve the body’s ability to heal current blisters as well as prevent future outbreaks.