Monthly Archives: May 2015

Caution: DEET Based Insect Repellents

Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. population uses mosquito repellants containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests. At present, DEET is used in more than 230 products with concentrations up to 100 percent. Duke University Medical Center … Continue reading

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Buzz Away Extreme Towelettes Get a New Look

Deet-free Buzz Away Extreme towelettes repel mosquitos and ticks for hours. Family friendly and made with natural plant oils, they are easy to apply. The larger 25 count size contains baby-wipe style towelettes and make it particularly easy to put … Continue reading

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What Are Cold Sores?

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters or Herpes Simplex (HSV1), are clear small blisters that form around the mouth and are filled with fluid. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus I, which lives inside nerve tissue. … Continue reading

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Oral Herpes (Cold Sores) vs. Genital Herpes

The obvious distinction between oral herpes (cold sores) and genital herpes is where on the body their respective symptoms occur. Oral herpes refer to the herpes virus that manifests as fever blisters or cold sores on or around the lips. … Continue reading

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Cold Sores vs. Canker Sores

Many people who contract a cold sore (also known as a Fever Blister) misdiagnose it as a canker sore. This can happen for many reasons. In some cases, the person does not want to believe they have contracted the herpes … Continue reading

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Cold Sore Prevention

If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you know how annoying they can be. Treating them as you deal with them might seem like the only option, but that’s not totally true. Our line of Lip Clear Lysine+ products is used … Continue reading

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Symptoms Significantly Reduced With Lip Clear® Lysine + Topical Ointment

Lip Clear Lysine+ Clinical Study From Alternative Medicine Review (V10, No.2, 6/05) Eugene, OR: A study published in Alternative Medicine Review (6/05) shows that LIP CLEARLysine+ topical ointment healed cold sores faster than leading OTC and prescription brands costing 3 … Continue reading

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Zinc lozenges help common cold – but lozenges with the required doses are hard to find: Meta-analysis

High dose zinc lozenges may be beneficial in reducing the duration of common cold symptoms – but a lack of high dose lozenges on the market mean these benefits remain out of consumers’ reach, according to a new meta-analysis. Zinc … Continue reading

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Cold Sore Symptoms

Cold sore symptoms are virtually the same for everyone, making them quite easy to diagnose. Since the life cycle of a cold sore outbreak is usually identical to the last outbreak, many people who get cold sores can detect the … Continue reading

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