HERPOtherm® is a patented chemical-free medical device for the local treatment of symptoms that accompany cold sores such as itching, burning, tingling or tightness. A long-lasting alternative to creams and patches that can prevent the development of cold sore blisters and promote faster healing of symptoms, if applied early enough. It is discreet, easy and practical to use. Proven to reduce symptoms by up to 50% and treatment time by two days sooner in comparison with Aciclovir. Up to 100 uses before you need to replace the battery.
- Herpotherm is a dermatologically tested medical device that can prevent the development of cold sore blisters if applied early enough.
- If this electronic cold sore treatment is applied later, the severity of cold sore symptoms may be lessened, or they may fade sooner.
- Herpotherm, is an electronic cold sore pen that works solely by concentrated heat and is thus completely free from chemicals. Suitable for allergy suffers and pregnant women.
- Herpotherm is a discreet and long-lasting alternative to conspicuous cold sore creams, ointments or patches.
- Herpotherm is suitable for children, for self-administration from 12 years of age – Dermatologically tested.
Herpotherm has been tested under using a cohort of 103 patients against topical acyclovir, the ingredient commonly used in cold sore treatment creams. The results showed that localized heat transfer from Herpotherm was more effective in reducing the symptoms of cold sores than acyclovir cream and accelerated the healing time of symptoms by 50%. Study: Wohlrab J, et al., Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology 2013, 6:263-271).
How does Herpotherm work?
The herpes simplex virus type 1 survives dormant in the nerve cells. If the skin or immune system is put under stress, the virus can reactivate and cold sores can develop. Topical antiviral medication can normally only shorten an outbreak by just half a day (Spruance et al., Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002). Creams containing acyclovir also contain other chemical substances, such as preservatives and emulsifiers, in addition to the active substance acyclovir. They are also not very discreet when applied to the lip.