Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, .07-Ounce Tube

 
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Product Description

Abreva is the only non-prescription cold sore medicine FDA approved to shorten healing time and duration of symptoms. That's why it's the number one Pharmacist recommended cold sore medication. While other products just soothe, Abreva goes deep in the skin to help heal cold sores from the inside out...Fast! Abreva is available in two formats; a convenient tube to keep Abreva ever-ready at home, and now a new easy-to-use pump for a clean and easy application on the go. When Should I Use Abreva? Start applying Abreva the moment you feel a cold sore coming on, when you feel that tingle, itch and/or burning sensation. If you miss the tingle stage, start using Abreva as soon as you can, and apply it five times a day until your cold sore is healed. How Does Abreva Work? Abreva contains 10 percent Docosanol, a unique patented active ingredient that helps protect healthy cells from the cold sore virus. As Abreva helps the healthy cells defend the cold sore virus, the virus has a difficult time infecting more and more cells. This means cold sores heal faster and symptoms don't last as long. Why Use Abreva? Other cold sore treatments only relieve symptoms, so they can't match the healing power of Abreva. Just check out the interactive demo to see the Abreva difference. Plus, Abreva offers a Money-Back Guaranteee. If you aren't completely satisfied for any reason, save your receipt and remaining product, and call 1-877-709-3539 to receive a full refund.



Abreva is the only non-prescription cold sore medicine approved by the FDA.


What is Abreva?
Abreva is the only non-prescription cold sore medicine FDA approved to shorten healing time and duration of symptoms. That's why it's the number one Pharmacist recommended cold sore medication.

While other products just soothe, Abreva goes deep in the skin to help heal cold sores from the inside out...Fast! Abreva is available in two formats; a convenient tube to keep Abreva ever-ready at home, and now a new easy-to-use pump for a clean and easy application on the go.

When Should I Use Abreva?
Start applying Abreva the moment you feel a cold sore coming on, when you feel that tingle, itch and/or burning sensation. If you miss the tingle stage, start using Abreva as soon as you can, and apply it five times a day until your cold sore is healed.

How Does Abreva Work?
Abreva contains 10 percent Docosanol, a unique patented active ingredient that helps protect healthy cells from the cold sore virus. As Abreva helps the healthy cells defend the cold sore virus, the virus has a difficult time infecting more and more cells. This means cold sores heal faster and symptoms don't last as long.


Why Use Abreva?
Other cold sore treatments only relieve symptoms, so they can't match the healing power of Abreva. Just check out the interactive demo to see the Abreva difference.

Plus, Abreva offers a Money-Back Guaranteee. If you aren't completely satisfied for any reason, save your receipt and remaining product, and call 1-877-709-3539 to receive a full refund.


Comparison Chart of Cold Sore Medications

Features:
  • Healing cream for treating cold sores and fever blisters on face or lips
  • Shortens duration of tingling, pain, burning, and itching symptoms
  • Apply to affected area at first sign of cold; early treatment delivers best results
  • Appropriate for adults and children 12 years or older
  • Do not use in or near eyes or directly inside mouth

Customer Reviews:

  • FDA can suck my nads.
    I had a pretty small outbreak, but it was pretty inconvenient so I tried many folk remedies and out of frustration finally caved, went to my drugstore, and bought a 2g tube for $17

    This product did not help relive pain, or speed my healing time.

    My personal reaction was a quickly spreading sore and a tube of Campho-Phenique (which did a much better job).

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!...more info
  • Best thing around for cold sores
    I have to agree with the other praise provided so far about Abreva. Unfortunately, I've NEVER been able to "catch it in time" to have it disappear, but I can definitely attest to it's shortening of time spent suffering through them. I too was a, less than thrilled w/ the results, Zovirax user. This far beats out Zovirax for ease of pain and other symptoms, as well as the much mentioned shortening of outbreak time. That said, price really isn't a factor, this is the only product out there that can boast these effects and there is usually a coupon in the package to save you a few bucks the next time around. Also, their website, www.abreva.com also usually has printable coupons.

    Enjoy!...more info

  • Closest we have to a cure
    I've suffered from cold sores since I was in elementary school. Back then all I could do was run cold water over my lips and ask my mother for the numbing toothache medicine to soothe the pain.

    Nowadays I rarely get a cold sore, but they're highly inconvenient when I do, so I finally caved in and tried Abreva as soon as I felt the ever-so familiar itch on my lip. I followed the directions--5-6 times a day application. Even woke up in the middle of the night to apply.

    Results? I didn't have a full blown break out this time, and the one blister that did break out was fairly small and unnoticeable. Five days after the first itch the area has scabbed over completely.

    I highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from cold sores. The key is to be vigilant. Buy this NOW before you feel the twinge. As soon as you feel it, apply the creme. Be diligent. Apply the creme 5-6 times per day. Let the creme soak in and dry up on your lip. Be hygenic. Wash your hands before and after applying the creme.

    This product may not work for everyone, but it worked for me.

    (Personally I recommend the pump version because one squirt of the pump gives you a measured, even dose every time)...more info
  • cold sores
    I GET COLD SORE SO BAD LIKE 3 A MOUTH AND THE COLD WEATHER DON;T HELP I WOULD LIKE TOO KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP ME...more info
  • Wish Abreva Had Been Available 35 Years Ago!
    I'm 45 and have had severe cold sore outbreaks since childhood. Surely the amazing results I've had with Abreva are *NOT* a mere placebo effect - When I first tried it, I simply had no idea or expectation that it could work so amazingly well!

    Because catching an outbreak early is key, I've learned to notice the first tiny tingling sensations and to immediately apply Abreva. I've also learned that occasionally an attack of *sneezing* is actually a symptom of an impending outbreak just inside or near a nostril.

    Nothing else I've tried has worked even half as well as this stuff. With Abreva, cold sores are now a very brief and minor annoyance; Before Abreva my outbreaks lasted weeks and made me dread leaving the house. I only wish I'd had it 35 years ago!



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  • Abbreva is the Best Over The Counter Medication for Cold Sores - Says Dentist
    I am a dentist who sees a lot of people with cold sores, which is reactivation of the Herpes virus. The cold sore is the virus replicating usually as a result of some sort of stress that decreases one's the immune system.

    Abbreva has been shown in clinical studies to be effective, but the key with this treatment or any other for that matter is to start when you first feel the tingling of another cold sore coming on. If you wait and the cold sore erupts, virtually nothing will relieve it except time and your own immune response. So start applying Abbreva immediately for the best chance to limit the development of the cold sore.

    Your dentist or doctor can prescribe anti-virals in either a topical form or a tablet form for severe cold sore cases, but once again, if it is not started immediately, the cold sore will develop and stay with you for 10 days or so. Ask for Zovirax or Denavir.

    Always use a lip balm with sunscreen and too much sunlight can trigger a cold sore.

    Abbreva is a good product. As with any product, it will not work in everyone who tries it - but it is certainly worth a try.

    Jim "Konedog" Koenig, DDS ...more info
  • Proven twice
    My wife and I both get cold sores. We both agreed it shortened the time to heal. It seemed to not grow a large and within 3 days it was reducing....more info
  • Have to agree..
    Have to agree with the other reviewer on this product. Haven't gone to the extreme measures the other fellow has, but I find this stuff fantastic!! Every time I went to the doc, he just said, "Sorry. Learn to live with them." I had a response back for that, but I can't repeat it here. As soon as you feel this slightest tingle, start applying this every few hours for a few days, and it will take care of it without a prob. If you don't catch the first tingle, and the sore develops, don't worry, Abreva will still do a great job of numbing the pain and healing up the spot right quick, with no scaring (battle scars for me). Worth the cost for this little tube without a doubt! Grab it up quick!!...more info
  • Don't waste your money
    This stuff is placebo. It doesn't work. I have tried numerous creams and lotions to help with the pain and itching from these cold sores. Go to your doctor. He/she will prescribe Zovirax cream. Now this works....awesome. You get more for your money and it clears me up in less than 3 days. ...more info
  • don't believe the hype
    Little or no change in size and duration. Very expensive despite delivering the same lack of effectiveness of other retail remedies....more info
  • surprised
    The abreva product says for best results, begin using at the first sign of your oncoming coldsore. Well, I was one of the unlucky coldsore victoms who didn't catch onto the tingling warning sign soon enough. In a desperate attempt to at least sooth my new sore, itchy little pal, I started applying the Abreva every hour it seemed. At first i thought it was not doing me any good, but i kept on applying. Wow, does it work! My coldsores usually last about a week before starting to go away. Here i am...3 days later, and its already starting to heal! It didn't help ease my symptoms right away, but it really has helped to speed up the healing time. ...more info
  • The first time I've gone to battle with a cold sore and won...
    I have been getting cold sores about once a year for as long as I can remember. I have tried many different over-the-counter products, with no proof that they did anything to help the cold sores. I have also tried prescription medications, including Zovirax (Acyclovir) and Valtrex. Though I like to convince myself that the prescription meds helped, they didn't do much. Part of the problem is that you'd like to treat as soon as you know a cold sore is coming, but you may have to call a doctor to get a prescription, and it takes a while for the medicine to build up in your bloodstream, and by the time it starts taking effect you've got an angry cold sore on your hands.

    Christmas Day 2008, I wake up with a Christmas present to myself, the visible start of a cold sore on my upper lip. Yuck. Usually my odds are better if I catch a cold sore in the "tingling" phase, and if I don't notice it until it's visible I'm in deep trouble. Since my prescription had expired and I had no chance of getting it renewed in time, I headed to the drugstore. Abreva seemed to set itself apart from other products. Small tube in a big package with a big price. Oh well, it's worth a shot...

    Anyway, after three days of applying this product whenever possible, the cold sore is on its way out! I can't believe it! The sore never erupted or became ulcerated. The whole process usually takes 10 days to two weeks, and includes an ugly scab at the end. This time, the sore just tested the waters and got a little hot, then the Abreva scared it away. Hurray Abreva! Anyway, I can't guarantee it will work as well for everyone else, but I finally feel that I have found a product that will keep my cold sores under control....more info
  • Found something MUCH better, MUCH CHEAPER!
    Hi fellow cold sore sufferers. Don't you just love how the drug companies have us under their thumbs because we are desperate to get rid of these damn cold sores?!! So we will fork out a ton of money in hopes that the newest expensive product just might work. ABREVA IS NOT IT. BUT there is good news...There's another product that my friend used that she had great success with called Viroxyn (also avail on Amazon, VERY EXPENSIVE, but read on!) SO after some research online and at my local Walgreens, I came across a product called "CureChrome" First aid Antseptic. It has the EXACT SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT as Viroxyn IN THE EXACT SAME PERCENTAGE (Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% -The Benzocaine in Virozyn is just a numbing agent)but CureChrome costs about 10% the price! Even the Walgreens generic version of Viroxyn was $30.00 about $378 an ounce! I got a 1oz btl. of CureChrome for $3.50 NO JOKE! I put it on on day two of my cold sore. By that evening it was in the scabbing over stage. I applied it 2-3x the next day (rub in for 10+ secs till dry) and by day 3 I could tell it was in the "virus gone-just need to heal the skin" stage and so I started applying Neosporin to speed up the healing process. I'm now on day 4 and there is no swelling, no pain just a bit red and flaky. By far the shortest cold sore I have ever had. I have used Abreva in the past and am pretty convinced it doesn't do much. I grabbed it (Abreva)as soon as I felt the tingling and still got a bad sore...So there it is. This is my 1st review and I hope it saves somebody some pain and money. You can see the product on Walgreens website and compare for yourself. Good luck!...more info
  • Best Cold Sore Medication
    I have had cold sore all my life, and each year it gets more painful. I started using Abreva last year, and NO MORE COLD SORES!!! It works best when you start using it when the cold sore first appears. You only need to use it for a day or two, and the cold sore never appears. A tube lasted me all winter! I have used other medications, and they are just waste of my money. I'll pay any amount for Abreva as long as I don't have an ugly cold sore hanging over my mouth!...more info
  • Abreva works great
    Abreva works great on cold sores. If you can apply when the first sensation starts, an outbreak can sometimes be avoided....more info
  • Finally! Something that beats voodoo medicine.
    Psst! Let me tell you a secret. I've been plagued with cold sores for perhaps forty years. I've never kept a detailed record, but it seems one has appeared on a semi-periodic basis every three to six months or so. (When I lived in the South - Mississippi, actually - for 15 months, I was curiously unafflicted for the entire time. Perhaps it was the diet of spinach greens, grits, fried chicken and Moon Pies.) I've tried everything. Applying hot poultices of pur¨¦ed whale blubber and the rattles from two-headed rattlesnakes. Dancing naked under a full moon belting out the theme song to "Green Acres". Consulting shifty-eyed herbalists in refuse-strewn back alleys from Cairo to Lhassa. Sacrificing virgins. But, nothing has had the slightest therapeutic effect - until ABREVA.

    After forking over Big Bucks the first time for a teensy-weensy tube, it was a shattering self-revelation to consider how desperate I'd become. But, outside of that rip-roaring good time I once enjoyed in that flyblown Tripoli hotel room, it's the best money I've ever spent.

    The key to using ABREVA is to get it on the site of the embryonic blemish as soon as you can, and ideally when you first feel that special tingle that screams, "You'd be better off with leprosy!" Without even excusing yourself to visit the loo, apply it during that power business lunch if you have to. In my experience over the last year and a half, the ointment stops cold the development of the blister. It's effective stuff.

    Now, I realize that my endorsement here is purely anecdotal and not based on any scientific study I've done on a pork-barrel government grant. But, hey, what have you got to lose? Especially if you're discovering, as I did, that two-headed rattlesnakes are becoming easier to find than virgins, and those Third World back alleys are being bulldozed for McDonald's franchises....more info

  • Does what it says.
    Abreva works. It does exactly what it says which is speeding up the healing time. I just had one of those cold sores that wasn't so much on my lip but more right below it (more on my face). You know, the really noticeable ones. Normally these last 2+ weeks. The redness would stay for up to 3 weeks. Hideous. Abreva cut that down to one week with minor redness. Mind you I was also icing the hell out of it, which I also recommend (ice it for 10-15 minutes, 4-5 times a day). I've had much smaller cold sores that it would heal overnight. Friggin' brilliant.

    The first time I used it, I made the naive assumption that it "cures" cold sores. I get the feeling that this assumption is held by most nay-sayers of Abreva. I used it for one day and then tried all of the "home remedies". Vinegar, tooth paste, sacrificing lambs, you name it. Nope. Damn near a month of wearing a scarf everywhere in public (it was winter anyways).

    So yeah, it works. Use it as directed or more. Use ice to subdue the swelling and tingling. ...more info
  • from a born skeptic, this stuff really works!
    This stuff is expensive but it's worth it because works really well. I didn't even catch my cold sore at the first tingle.

    It had been tingling and itching for a day a half, my lower lip was noticeably swollen, and the site was red and puffy at the eruption site. I knew it was a only a matter of time before the hideous cluster of weepy bumps appeared.

    I took a chance and purchased Abreva because I had nothing to lose (sans twenty bucks). My discomfort was relieved almost immediately and the swelling started to subside after a few hours.

    It's a day and a half later and my cold sore isn't even detectable. And a little goes a long way!

    I officially love this stuff....more info
  • A miracle of modern science...despite the price!
    I hate cold sores. I HATE them. I hate them with such unbridled fury and passion that if I were to be judged at the time of my death, and the subject of my blistering hatred came up(no pun intended), Heaven wouldn't want me, and Hell would just plain fear me. But after so many years of putting up with this plague, there is a solution.

    I usually get fever sores(cold sores) about 8-10 times a year. Usually every 2 months, I get a new outbreak around my lips. It could be a minor outbreak, with a simple little bump on the upper or lower lip, or a grotesque outbreak cluster of about 4-7 sores at once. Usually, these sores last 1-2 weeks, sometimes longer. The day I discovered Abreva, that all changed.

    As it states, Abreva cuts down the duration of cold sores quite dramatically. If you manage to detect a cold sore as it just begins to form (usually indicated by a burning or tingling sensation on the lip area), application of Abreva will possibly event prevent the outbreak entirely. Upon a breakout of sores, I find that consistent application cuts the duration of sores from 1-2 weeks to a mere 1-3 days! Don't beleive the utterly ridiculous accusations that Abreva is a placebo...this stuff works, and it works well.

    Aside from cutting down the duration of the sore, Abreva also releives any burning and itching you may get from them, so after a while you may not even realize that they're there. The cream is comfortable, and it doesn't sting, burn or itch after application. Though the white cream leaves a film after application, if you rub it in strongly the film disappears. Though the box recommends 4 applications a day, I usually double that to 8, and up to 10 times a day for those particularly brutal outbreaks.

    There are some disadvantages to Abreva, and perhaps the greatest of all: the price!

    Amazon.com, bless them, has this item listed at 13.99...try finding Abreva at that price anywhere else and you're in for a shocker...it usually goes for $18 on average, and we're talking a VERY small tube here. Don't let the size of the box fool you, the actual tube is less than half the size of my pinky finger! So in short, the cream is a marvel, but the price is simply outrageous. If you are plagued with cold sores on a routine basis, then its worth the price. If not, then I can't justify spending $18 on Abreva if you only get cold sores once in a blue moon. But like I said, thank you Amazon for the much cheaper price!

    Another disadvantage is that the tube tends to leak. Upon opening the tube for the first time, the cream tends to stat pushing itself out. When you open the tube for next use, you may find that alot of the cream has been squished into the cap, and that more of it will push out immediately upon the cap being removed. This leads to a lot of waste of the product.

    Another disadvantage is that the cream is virtually ineffective at treating cold sores that appear on the underside of the lip closer to the inside of your mouth, mainly because you'll end up inadvertantly licking the cream off or it will get washed away by your saliva.

    Finally, the cream dries your lips up quite alot...I would recommend using chapstick to moisturize your lips while using Abreva, because they will become very dry and chapped with continued usage.

    Overall, Abreva is one of the greatest things to happen to us cold sore slaves ever. Herpicin-L is utterly useless, Campophenique does little more than burn, dry out and taste awful, and chapstick only exacerbates the sore. Abreva is the way to go. If you can justify shelling out the cash for Abreva, then by all means, do it. Those of us that get multiple outbreaks a year will love it. Others who rarely get them needn't apply, unless the breakout is particularly brutal....more info
  • It works!
    Heals cold scores quickly and even stops them from fully forming if applied early on....more info
  • not sure if it helps
    My cold sores are rare and pop up without any tingling. Once it pops up...not much you can do or abreva. I find regular toothpaste helping better than this.Abreva does not relieve pain either....more info

 

 
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