PHOTOTHERAPY Shingles Treatment Directions
Read through all instructions carefully before beginning treatment
TO BE EFFECTIVE THE IMULUX TREATMENT MUST BE ADMINISTERED when lesions are present, even if they are scabs or scars. IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 4 DAYS SINCE THE LESIONS FIRST APPEARED, IT IS NECESSARY
TO LOCATE THE “PRIMARY LESION” (defined as the first area to develop lesions, which should be treated first.)
Your IMULUX Shingles Treatment Kit Includes:
1. The IMULUX treatment fixture and lamp.
2. Three IMULUX Shingles Powder containers, and three Activating Solution bottles.
NOTE: THE SHINGLES IMULUX PROCEDURE REQUIRES TREATMENT OF THE PRIMARY LESION ONLY IN MOST CASES, HOWEVER 3 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR THE MOST EXTREME CASES.
STEP #1 Locate the primary lesion area where the lesions first appeared. This area must be treated. Please note: It is not necessary to treat all breakout sites at once. Once the primary lesion site is treated the other lesion areas should heal at the same rate as the treated area.
STEP #2 Clean and Scrub lesion. This should be done for 30 minutes, by soaking in a hot bath just prior to administering the IMULUX procedure.
STEP #3 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.
Important: For successful treatment the IMULUX 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 #4 Tap the Powder Medication container softly several times on a flat surface to knock the contents to the bottom then carefully unscrew the top.
STEP #5Unscrew the top of the Activating Solution bottle and carefully pour into the Powder container. Stir the mixture with the cotton swab until the solution turns bright red. The red solution is now ready to apply directly with the cotton swab to the cleaned and scrubbed lesion site. 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 #6 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 #7 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 #8 Darken room for light treatment.
STEP #9 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 #10 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 which delivers specific photons of light necessary 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 in effective 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 darker yellow or 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 of 10 minutes.
*When the discharge has changed to darker yellow or orange, or when the tingling sensation subsides, the procedure is complete.
*Pain and irritation should be gone immediately after the procedure.
STEP #11 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.
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.