Frequently Asked Questions

What causes cold sores?2019-09-25T05:39:14+00:00

Cold sores are caused by a Herpes Simplex Virus known as HSV-1. HSV-1 is transmitted by physical contact like kissing a person who has an active infection. The virus is usually dormant, and is reactivated by several triggers.

What are the signs and symptoms of a cold sore?2019-09-25T05:39:23+00:00

Cold sore often begins with a tingling sensation, followed by the appearance of a blister or cluster of blisters. The sores are filled with fluid and will erupt and form a crust. Depending on the severity of the infection cold sore can take anywhere from several days to a couple of weeks to heal on their own.

What can I do to prevent an outbreak?2019-09-25T05:39:38+00:00

First, know your triggers.

Second, be sure to protect your lips from too much sun or cold. Keep your stress levels low and do everything you can to keep your immune system functioning at optimal levels.

Is there a cure for HSV-1 so no more infections or outbreaks occur?2019-09-25T05:39:45+00:00

No, the HSV-1 virus cannot be cured, however TriClara can help treat your symptoms fast.

Is HSV-1 transmissible?2019-09-25T05:40:18+00:00

Yes, the HSV-1 virus is transmissible, even when there is no visible sore, e.g. virus shedding period.

When should I use TriClara?2019-09-25T05:40:29+00:00

Begin using TriClara at the first sign or symptom of a cold sore. If you start to feel a tingling sensation apply the clear formulation to the site as directed.

How often should I apply TriClara?2019-09-25T05:40:47+00:00

TriClara can be applied daily once every two hours while symptoms persist.

How long does treatment take?2019-09-25T05:40:58+00:00

Treatment time varies, however most patients report clearing of the cold sore within 1-3 days of treatment. Some compliant patients report no manifestation of the cold sore when TriClara was applied at the very onset of symptoms.

Are the ingredients in TriClara safe?2019-09-25T05:42:01+00:00

Yes all ingredients in TriClara are safe, of the highest quality and are manufactured under strict FDA cGMP guidelines.

When should I see my doctor?2019-09-25T05:42:32+00:00

See your doctor if:
• You have a compromised immune system
• The blisters do not show signs of improvement within 10 days of TriClara use
• Symptoms are severe & unmanageable