How do I use UV-Aid? You can turn on UV-Aid by either using the small switch or pressing the back side of the unit (side away from the UV-Aid label). If you use the switch remember to turn it off after use, otherwise you will run down your batteries. Apply the light emitted from UV-Aid to both your nostrils, back of throat, and both ears. Use as directed. You will find exposure times on the backside of the blue insert card packaged with your UV-Aid. Keep this card for future exposure reference and for testing the strength of your UV-Aid's batteries. Point the UV-Aid light at your blue card. You will see it glow. When the light gets noticably dimmer, it is time for new batteries (batteries usually last 4-6 months) .
Is UV-Aid safe? Yes, a single UV-Aid treatment is equivalent to less than a second of exposure to the sun.
Does UV-Aid use the same type of UV light used to sterilize surgical and other instruments? No. The type of light used to sterilize objects is UVC light. UV-Aid only uses UVA light which has been proven to be safe and effective on the skin.
Is UV-Aid more effective than washing your hands? Hand washing will always be an important defense against disease, however, it does not prevent airborne transmission. UV-Aid kills germs in areas of your body that are hard to reach such as your nasal cavities and throat where diseases fester and start.
Is there proof UV-Aid works? Recently, many researchers have confirmed the role hydrogen peroxide plays in marshaling the innate immune response. In addition, the germ killing abilities of hydrogen peroxide are well known. UV Technologies sponsored laboratory studies have shown a dramatic decrease in bacterial colony counts when human skin is exposed to UV-Aid light. UV-Aid has earned over a 95% customer satisfaction rating over ten years on the market helping to prevent bacterial and viral infections, including colds, flu, and ear infections.
Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Kevin McGuire, founder and President of UV Technologies has over twenty patents related to UV light, daylight, and other light sources. He developed UV-Aid after suffering from chronic asthma, multiple colds (4-5) every year, in addtion to flu, and and two bouts of pneumonia while living in Western NY. After unsuccessfully trying all the traditional treatments like, Vitamin C, Saline Sprays, and over the counter cold products, he discovered his symptoms almost immediately disappeared after exposing his nasal passages to UVA light. In the 10+ years of using his invention, Kevin has had only two minor colds and he has been free of any bacterial or viral infection for the past 6 years. His asthma is gone.
Will I get sunburn from UV-Aid? No. UV-aid uses UVA rays. UVA rays do not burn the skin, only shorter UVB rays cause sunburn.
Is it safe for children? Yes, if you follow the suggested exposure limits. UV-Aid exposes your child to much less UV than if you took a stroll with them outside.
When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times throughout the day when you feel youve come in contact with someone who is sick or if you feel any tickle in your nose or soreness in your throat. Do Not Use More Than 4 Times a Day. Also wash or disinfect your hands as UV-Aid cannot help stop infections caused by germs transmitted from the hands to eyes.
How does UV-Aid help prevent ear infections? The inner ear has one of the highest concentrations of melanin in the body. Melanin produces hydrogen peroxide. We recommend using UV-Aid on ears as a matter of practice to help prevent ear infections.
Is it safe to shine it in my eyes? NO! We do not recommend you shine any form light in your eyes, but in the event you accidentally shine the light in your eyes, the amount of UV your eyes are exposed to outdoors is many times the UV emitted by UV-Aid.
Do you guarantee it will work? Good hygiene, rest, and good eating habits supplemented with the use of UV-Aid is the best way to remain healthy. Good health is achieved with a proper balance of all the elements.
When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times in the day when you've come in contact with large crowds or with someone who is sick, or you feel a tickle in your nose or throat. Do not use more than four times a day and use as directed.
How long is my UV-Aid guaranteed for? We guarantee UV-Aid for two years except for batteries.
What is the best way to administer UV-Aid? We recommend using a mirror in your bathroom, in your purse, or car to confirm accurate aim of the UV light, otherwise with practice you get better without a visual aid.
Are there any side effects? Occasionally you may get a tin-like taste in your mouth or a slight discharge from the nose. These minor side effects are reminders UV-Aid is working.
Can I get reimbursed by my health insurance company for the cost? No, not at this time
In addition to helping prevent colds and flu, can UV-Aid help prevent bad breath? Yes, the hydrogen peroxide created with UV-Aid address areas in your passages that liquid mouth washes cannot get to.
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Published online:20 December 2016.