Apparatus and method for inhibiting lesion formation by selectively treating the prodromal stage of the lesion with a pulsatile electrical stimulation

  • US 6,083,250 A
  • Filed: 11/11/1997
  • Issued: 07/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for preventing a herpes lesion by delivering electrical stimulation to prodromal lesion comprising the steps of:

  • preparing an electrical circuit by electrically interconnecting a battery, a controller, a pulse generator, a pair of electrodes, and a control switch;

    making said electrical circuit hand portable by enclosing said electrical circuit in a hand-portable housing with said electrodes extending outwardly from said housing;

    bringing said hand-portable housing into proximity with the prodromal lesion so as to accommodate stimulating the prodromal lesion with electrical energy alternating current supplied by said pulse generator by pressing said electrodes adjacent the prodromal lesion; and

    stimulating the prodromal lesion with said alternating current by closing said switch thereby directing said alternating current from said battery through said controller and said pulse generator to said electrodes.

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