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Can Anxiety Cause Herpes Symptoms?

A woman holding her head as a result of anxiety

HSV (herpes) in the genital area can cause pain during urinating as well as unusual discharge. Alternatively,  HSV-1 can cause cold sores and blisters around the lips.  Typically, herpes flare-ups that occur following the first break out are usually less severe, but they can still impact physical and mental wellbeing. In this blog, we’ll look at whether or not anxiety can actually trigger a breakout.

So can anxiety cause herpes symptoms? Yes, anxiety is a common cause for a herpes flare-up among other illnesses, fatigue, and for women their menstrual cycle. Fortunately, there are precautionary measures that you can work into your lifestyle to help prevent herpes flare-ups. 

Continue reading to learn more about how to prevent any herpes flare-ups.

Herpes Simplex Testing at Your Sexual Health

At Your Sexual Health, we provide a variety of private STI testing options that can diagnose herpes simplex type 1 and 2. Individual tests that employ urine, swab, or blood samples to diagnose the illness are available at our clinics located across the country

We also have a number of profile tests that can diagnose a variety of STIs using a single sample, giving you complete peace of mind that you are completely clear.