Treating Herpes/Mouth Ulcers

This program focuses on using red light therapy as an emerging treatment for managing herpes outbreaks and healing mouth ulcers, based on various studies and clinical trials. While traditional treatments mainly involve antiviral medications, light therapy offers a non-invasive alternative that has shown promising results in reducing outbreak frequency and accelerating healing processes.

Your Personalised Program:

Type of Light:

Red Light: Effective for reducing inflammation, pain, and viral load in herpes infections. It has shown significant results in healing mouth ulcers and managing herpes outbreaks.

Duration and Frequency:

Duration: Treatments should last between 3 to 5 minutes per session.

Frequency: For active outbreaks or ulcers, initiate treatment 3 times a day for 2 consecutive days. For maintenance and prevention, adjust to once a day or as needed based on symptoms.

  • Distance: Hold the device 6-12 inches from the target area.

Expected Results Timeline:

Immediate Relief: Some patients may experience immediate relief in terms of pain and discomfort.

Healing Time: Significant improvement or complete healing of mouth ulcers and reduction in herpes outbreak frequency can be observed within a few days to weeks after starting the treatment.

Skin Testing for Light Sensitivity:

Before starting treatment, it's crucial to test the light on a small area of your skin to ensure there's no adverse reaction, especially for individuals with light-sensitive skin or conditions.

In-depth Skin Testing can be found here.

Important Considerations:

Aftercare: Post-treatment, there's generally no specific aftercare required. However, maintaining oral hygiene and protecting the skin from excessive UV exposure can complement the therapy's benefits.

Contraindications: Consult with a healthcare provider before starting treatment if you have a history of light sensitivity, are on medication that increases light sensitivity, or have any concerns regarding your skin condition.

Avoiding Certain Lights: Minimize exposure to sunlight/UV radiation and blue light from electronic devices, as they can potentially worsen cold sores and herpes outbreaks.

Additional Tips:

Combine with Traditional Treatments: For best results, consider combining light therapy with prescribed antiviral medications, especially during active outbreaks.

Lifestyle Adjustments: Reducing stress, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding known triggers can also help manage herpes and mouth ulcers more effectively.

It's essential to approach this treatment under the guidance of a healthcare provider to ensure it's suitable for your specific condition and to achieve the best outcomes.

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