Lloydspharmacy introduces ViruLite light therapy device to tackle cold sores.
One in four people in the UK suffers from recurring cold sores, a symptom of a virus caused by close personal contact such as kissing.
To tackle the problem, Lloydspharmacy has introduced a new generation cold sore treatment called ViruLite. A clinically proven device, ViruLite uses breakthrough LED light technology to prevent and treat unpleasant cold sores.
The most common cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) which lingers in the system. The virus is transmitted by close personal contact such as kissing. Many people will have come into contact with the virus between the ages of three and five but will not show any symptoms until after puberty.
An attack is often triggered when someone who has the virus is run down or has a cold, flu, is exposed to extreme cold or high levels of UV from sunlight.
ViruLite is an electronic device that uses infrared light to enhance the local immune response to a cold sore infection. Experts say that the ViruLite is more effective than most creams and can even prevent scabbing if used early enough. It can also reduce the recurrence of cold sores.
There are other methods of treating cold sores which are just as effective, Fenistil cream and Aciclovir cream are just a couple of examples. These can be obtained from your local and online pharmacies, such as The Independent Pharmacy.
As many cold sore sufferers are aware, a tingling sensation is often the first sign a cold sore is coming on. The ViruLite device can be used at this early stage to help prevent an attack and is still effective after blistering.
ViruLite is currently available online at www.lloydspharmacy.com or at Lloydspharmacy nationwide.