PHOTOTHERAPY Oral Herpes Treatment Directions
Read through all instructions carefully before beginning treatment
TO BE EFFECTIVE THE IMULUX TREATMENT MUST BE ADMINISTERED NO SOONER THEN 24 HOURS AFTER AN OUTBREAK AND NO LATER THEN 96 HOURS.
Your IMULUX Oral Herpes Treatment Kit Includes:
1. The IMULUX treatment fixture and lamp.
2. Three PHOTOTHERAPY powder packs, complete with a cotton swab that has been coated with a powder and treatment solution.
STEP #1 Clean and Scrub lesion. This should be done for 30 minutes, by bathing the affected area with a washcloth soaked in warm water just prior to administering the IMULUX procedure.
STEP #2 Puncture and open the scabs or blisters in the area to be treated. This can be accomplished by one of the following methods:
1. Scrub the blisters until they are open or even oozing.
2. Use a sterilized needle to prick open the blisters.
3. Important: For successful treatment the phototherapy solution must be allowed to enter the open scabs or blisters. Take great care in making sure the scabs or blisters are properly opened.
STEP #3 Carefully peal open foil on the back of IMULUX powder pack without spilling the solution in the lower bubble.
STEP #4 Using the powder coated side of the enclosed cotton swab, dip the swab into the activating solution and apply to the lesion. A single drop or two from the moistened q-tip is all that is needed. You can discard the unused activating solution as only one or two drop is all that is needed. Note the solution only has an effective life of about two hours so do not mix the solution until you are ready to do the treatment.
STEP #5 Paint the open lesion site, using the cotton swab, with the red solution. There should be no pain or burning associated with applying the solution to the lesion site. There might be a mild tingling sensation, which is normal.
STEP #6 Plug IMULUX treatment lamp contained in your treatment kit into a 120V outlet. If your outlet current is different then 120V you must use a voltage adaptor set to change your electric output to match the fixture’s 120V requirement. The fixture would be destroyed if the adaptor set is not used for voltage other then 120V.
STEP #7 Darken room for light treatment.
STEP #8 Position yourself so you are comfortable and support the lamp so it is approximately 1 inch above area to be treated. Turn on lamp by pressing the white switch located on the power cord to the “ON” position.
STEP #9 Expose the lesion site to the IMULUX light for a period of not less than 10 minutes and a maximum exposure of 30 minutes. (Note: The IMULUX light is an ultraviolet light source, which has been designed with a precise level of intensity and light frequency specifically for the IMULUX treatment. When used per these instructions exposure to the light is harmless to surrounding tissues. Treatment with a light source other than the IMULUX light will be ineffective and void the PHOTOTHERAPY guarantee.)
*In the first minute of treatment the lesion site will start to fluoresce. You may experience a mild tingling sensation after one or two minutes and the lesion site may begin to ooze a small discharge of fluid. Under the illumination of the IMULUX light, this discharge will appear yellow to orange at first and then turn a dark orange. As the virus is destroyed, the color change takes place.
*The tingling sensation may subside after as little as 10 minutes or continue for up to 30 minutes. If the tingling sensation ends in less then 10 minutes continue the treatment for the minimum exposure time of10 minutes.
*When the discharge has changed to dark orange with very little yellow left, or when the tingling sensation subsides, the procedure is complete.
*Pain and irritation should be gone immediately after the procedure.
STEP #10 Bathe and clean the treatment area with soap and water immediately following completion of treatment.
*Attempt to keep the area dry for the next 24 hours.
STEP #11 Additional treatments: While treating the primary lesion area should heal the secondary lesion areas at the same rate, if you feel they have not been adequately treated, or subsequent to the initial outbreak secondary lesions have appeared, you may treat those areas with the additional applications provided in your kit.