What Causes a Herpes Outbreak The herpes simplex 1 virus (hsv 1) oral herpes or oral labialis and herpes simplex 2 virus (hsv 2) or genital herpes, can be extremely uncomfortable. The outbreaks can be mild to severe and differ from one person to another.
You may wake up one morning ready to go about your day when you notice a tingling on your lip or on your buttocks totally unaware that you have a virus hiding in your nerve cells wanting to multiply and waiting for the right triggers.
There are many triggers that can stimulate a herpes flare-up: A weak immune system a herpes friendly diet wind, too much sun too much alcohol stress, not enough sleep tight clothes, colds hormones (having your period) some soaps and detergents feminine hygiene products food additives pesticides yeast infections and even sex.
Physical and emotional extremes that produce more stress chemicals seem to stimulate the nerves and in turn fire up the herpes virus.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for the virus, but taking steps to decrease the negative affects of the virus will help make your experience an irritant and not the disaster you might think it is.