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

@article{Hargate2006ARD,
  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},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          638-41
        }
}
  • G Hargate
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and experimental dermatology
  • BACKGROUND Previous research demonstrated that 1072-nm narrowband laser light is effective in the treatment of cold sores. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of an over-the-counter cold-sore treatment device (Virulite CS) incorporating 1072-nm light-emitting diodes. METHODS A randomised, prospective, double-blind, self-reported study was performed to compare the efficacy of at least six 3-min treatments of 1072-nm narrowband light against placebo, in the treatment of herpes labialis. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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