A randomised double‐blind study comparing the effect of 1072‐nm light against placebo for the treatment of herpes labialis

  title={A randomised double‐blind study comparing the effect of 1072‐nm light against placebo for the treatment of herpes labialis},
  author={G Hargate},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  • G. Hargate
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Background.  Previous research demonstrated that 1072‐nm narrowband laser light is effective in the treatment of cold sores. 
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