SUMMER COLD SORE PREVENTION Wednesday 5 August 2015 PDF Print The holiday season is well and truly here and while most of us can’t wait to have the sun on our face and soak up those rays, cold sore sufferers may be worrying about the effects the sun can have on their appearance. Just like any part of the body, lips need to be protected from the sun too! We smother ourselves in sun cream to protect ourselves from the harmful UV light, but we often forget one very obvious and noticeable part of our body, our lips! "After exposure to UV radiation, up to 70 per cent of cold sore sufferers develop a blister within 7 days" "Ultraviolet light can reactivate Herpes simplex virus in over 60 per cent of cases" Classified as a medical device, the Herpatch prevention stick is a moisturising balm that effectively helps to prevent cold sore blisters. Developed with Protective Nutritive Shield technology to block the triggers that could lead to a cold sore outbreak, the balm combines a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF30), Zinc, Aloe Vera, and other skin protectants to keep lips hydrated and safeguarded from an embarrassing blister occurring. "With exposure to sunlight triggering cold sore outbreaks in up to a quarter of people with recurrent infections, clinical studies show that frequent application of a lip sunscreen product, can significantly minimise outbreaks" Increased UV radiation can trigger a cold sore outbreak on or around the lips. Sometimes called ‘fever blisters’, cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus type 1. The virus remains inactive in its latent form until a trigger (e.g. UV radiation, windburn, dry lips, but also illness, stress, fatigue) stimulates a kind of reactivation, often leaving sufferers feeling frustrated, insecure and embarrassed by the large red blister on their lips. The high SPF, Herpatch prevention stick contains several functional ingredients, such as Zinc, Aloe Vera, and other skin protectants, which will help to prevent recurrent Herpes labialis. When applied regularly (the Herpatch prevention stick can be applied as frequently as necessary), the balm will effectively help to reduce the number of cold sore outbreaks. Handy to carry with you in a handbag or beachbag, Herpatch Cold Sore Prevention is an easy to use, fast and efficient treatment for the prevention of cold sores. Use in conjunction with Herpatch Cold Sore Serum during an outbreak for a complete cold sore-care regimen. Herpatch Cold Sore Prevention is available NOW from Boots and Boots.com priced at £4.99 Notes to editors: 1. Study conducted by Abreva© 2. Boon R. et al. Penciclovir cream for the treatment of sunlight-induced Herpes simplex labialis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PenciclovirCream Herpes Labialis Study Group. Clin.Ther.2000; 22: 76-90. 3. Barbarash RA. Update on treatments for oral Herpes simplex viral infections. Today’s Therapeutic Trends,2001; 19: 39-58. 4. Rooney et al. Prevention of ultraviolet-light-induced Herpes labialis by sunscreen. The lancet, Vol. 338: December 7, 1991. 5. Kriesel et al. Correlation between detection of Herpes simplex virus in oral secretions by PCR and susceptibility to experimental UV radiation-induced Herpes labialis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Dec. 1994, p. 3088-3090. 6. 6. Perna et al. Reactivation of latent Herpes simplex virus infection by ultraviolet light: A human model. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 1987. ENDS For further information, please contact: Sparkle PR Ltd Jackie Huggett 020 8686 3141 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Sparkle PR in the following categories: Health, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.