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Herpotherm FAQs

How does Herpotherm work?

Herpotherm treats cold sores with the help of concentrated heat which, when applied at the tingling phase can prevent blisters forming and significantly reduce further symptoms (prickly sensation, itchiness, feeling of tightness, pain).

The Herpotherm device disrupts the cold sore virus by denaturing the proteins with concentrated heat for a short period.

Always read the label. Use as directed.

Can my child use Herpotherm?

Herpotherm can be used on children, however please note that the device heats up to a high temperature for a very short time (4 seconds only) which some children may find too much. It is therefore recommended to warn the children that the produced heat of the HerpoTherm can be uncomfortable for a short moment, but it will not burn.

How long does Herpotherm take to work?

How long does Herpotherm take to work?
BioRevive advise that you treat the cold sore as early as possible i.e. at the tingling, itchy phase to minimise an outbreak. However if you miss the tingle phase, you can still use Herpotherm to significantly reduce the outbreak. Treatment takes 4 seconds but for best results, it is recommended that you repeat treatment at least 3 times during the day.

Always read the label. Use as directed.

Is Herpotherm clinically tested?


Yes, in dermatological tests the formation of cold sores was prevented in 100% of the test subjects when used correctly i.e. at early tingling stage of cold sore. When used later, the HerpoTherm resulted in a significantly reduced outbreak of blisters and/or an earlier subsidence of the symptoms.

How often do I need to use Herpotherm?

In the event of an outbreak, we would recommend that you treat the cold sore as early as possible i.e. at the tingling, itchy phase then repeat treatment at least 3 times during the day.

Is using Herpotherm painful?

Herpotherm reaches a very high concentrated heat for 4 seconds. For first application, this may feel uncomfortably hot. Do not press the contact tip too hard on the cold sore, just hold lightly and for 4 seconds. You will hear a bleep once the 4 seconds is up. Over time, you will become more accustomed to the heat and find it relatively painless.

Does Herpotherm have any special care instructions?

After each use of Herpotherm, the contact tip should be disinfected using the sterilising towelettes provided in your Herpotherm packaging. (You can also buy these from your local pharmacy). Do not wash or clean your Herpotherm with soap and water as this could damage the device. It should always be disinfected. Do not share your Herpotherm with others.

What’s Herpotherm’s shelf-life?

Herpotherm can be used as often as you like and should last you a lifetime if proper care (see above) is taken of the device. Batteries will need to be replaced (standard camera 3V CR2 battery) depending on how often the device is used.

What is included in the Herpotherm package?


The Herpotherm package includes the HerpoTherm device (which looks like a lipstick) as well as a lithium CR2 battery needed to operate it. The packaging also includes 2 x disinfection towelettes, user information and instructions for use.