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Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump 0.07 oz (2 g)

 
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Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz
 
3.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Promotes healing (15)
  • Relieves pain (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • No side effects (5)
  • Soothing (5)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Keep in medicine cabinet (6)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Quick fix (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Healthy adult (7), Average health (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Most Effective Cold Sore Treat & Prevent

Most important thing is that this product works! The sooner you use it on a cold sore just starting, the more it will prevent the cold sore from growing. When a cold sore is...Read complete review

Most important thing is that this product works! The sooner you use it on a cold sore just starting, the more it will prevent the cold sore from growing. When a cold sore is burning and inflamed, you know it is still growing. Abreva stops that stage in its tracks and lets you start to heal.
I used the tube for years. I had to carry it in an old 35mm film cannister to keep it from getting crushed. And I really worked at squishing the tube up into the top end to get the last bit of it out.
The pump was great to take skiing. It was easier to use than the tube when sitting on the chair lift with cold hands. I figured out how to pump very gently to just get a small amount out. I couldn't tell how much was left in the pump, however, so when the pump is empty, it just stops working. It costs about the same as I'd copay for a prescription drug, but I can get this over the counter. Suggestions to the manufacturer for impriovement to the pump would be to reduce the amount of product dispensed with each pump action. If we need more, we can pump twice. And find a way to show how much is left in the pump.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This Product Works

Abreva really does work. I use it ASAP when I notice a fever blister coming but it even works pretty well when there is no warning and they pop out of nowhere.
Wh...Read complete review

Abreva really does work. I use it ASAP when I notice a fever blister coming but it even works pretty well when there is no warning and they pop out of nowhere.
When I get a cold sore, I use it like 10x/Day. I think the box says five times daily, but the website says use it as often as possible.
Why not 5 Stars?
1. For me, it only works when I use it more often than "recommended".
2. Its extremely expensive
3. The pump SUX! It always gives like 3 times more than I want to use no matter how softly I pump it.
Little TIP: When it seems like its all used up, gently rip off the blue part at the top of the tube. You will be disgusted by how much product is actually still left.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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3.0

Pump wastes too much

By M. Lorraine

from Washington

describe yourself Healthy Adult

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Promotes Healing
  • Relieves Pain
  • Safe
  • Soothing

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Keep In Medicine Cabinet

Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

The product itself is great. But the pump puts out too much of it and one can't put it back! It is terribly expensive and I felt like I wasted 2/3 of it. I will stick with the tube, where I have a little more control how much comes out! So, yes on the product, but a big NO on the pump.

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3.0

it's ok

By docops

from cool spring, nc

describe yourself Healthy Adult

Pros

  • Promotes Healing
  • Works ok relieves pain

Cons

  • Leaks from tube
  • Messy
  • Works slowly

Best Uses

    Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

    use frequently and be careful when removing cap as product may ooze from container

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Only Thing That Works

    By Megan

    from TX

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Promotes Healing
    • Relieves Pain
    • Relieves Symptoms Fast
    • Safe
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Bad Packaging

    Best Uses

    • Keep In Medicine Cabinet
    • Quick Fix

    Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

    This is the only thing that works for me. I liked the pump until it didn't pump anymore, so I came on here and started reading the reviews. Turns out I am not the only one. I did take one reviewer's advice and took a pair of needle nose pliers and took the blue part off. I felt like I had hit the jackpot when I saw how much was still in the bottle. It is such a good product that I will use my pliers every time until I get the last drop though. Better than being in pain and having a cold sore get out of control!

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    5.0

    I love this stuff!!!!!!

    By Cindi

    from Moscow ID

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Promotes Healing
    • Relieves Symptoms Fast
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Keep In Medicine Cabinet
    • Long Term Use
    • Quick Fix

    Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

    At the start of a cold sore tingle....I can get the cold sore in control by applying this immediately. If I am a little late using it....the cold sore will still come on but it only last half the time and the swelling is down 90%. The only problem is that more comes out than you want every time and I hate having to waste so much when it is pretty expensive.

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    5.0

    As good a my previous expensive perscrip

    By T

    from AZ

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Promotes Healing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keep In Medicine Cabinet
      • Long Term Use

      Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

      A great way to dispence medication.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Most Effective Cold Sore Treat & Prevent

      By Traderlin

      from Orange, CA

      describe yourself Healthy Adult

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Promotes Healing
      • Relieves Pain
      • Relieves Symptoms Fast
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keep In Medicine Cabinet

        Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

        Most important thing is that this product works! The sooner you use it on a cold sore just starting, the more it will prevent the cold sore from growing. When a cold sore is burning and inflamed, you know it is still growing. Abreva stops that stage in its tracks and lets you start to heal.
        I used the tube for years. I had to carry it in an old 35mm film cannister to keep it from getting crushed. And I really worked at squishing the tube up into the top end to get the last bit of it out.
        The pump was great to take skiing. It was easier to use than the tube when sitting on the chair lift with cold hands. I figured out how to pump very gently to just get a small amount out. I couldn't tell how much was left in the pump, however, so when the pump is empty, it just stops working. It costs about the same as I'd copay for a prescription drug, but I can get this over the counter. Suggestions to the manufacturer for impriovement to the pump would be to reduce the amount of product dispensed with each pump action. If we need more, we can pump twice. And find a way to show how much is left in the pump.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        medicine works but pump is awful

        By Elle

        from Iowa

        describe yourself Healthy Adult

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Promotes Healing
        • Relieves Pain
        • Relieves Symptoms Fast
        • Safe
        • Soothing

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Messy
        • Wasteful

        Best Uses

        • Keep In Medicine Cabinet

        Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

        This product would get 4 or 5 stars from me, if it weren't for the PUMP delivery system. One pump (and even if you try the old "half pump" method) squirts out a TON of product. It's very wasteful. Because the stuff is so expensive (especially considering the small amount you get), I try to use only what I need, but that's impossible with the pump. I feel it's a scam to make customers use/waste MORE and therefore BUY MORE. My advice: avoid the pump and shop around for another product. As soon as the makers of Abreva get some competition, I'm gone.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        This Product Works

        By Umk

        from PA

        describe yourself Average Health

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Promotes Healing

        Cons

        • Pump

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

        Abreva really does work. I use it ASAP when I notice a fever blister coming but it even works pretty well when there is no warning and they pop out of nowhere.
        When I get a cold sore, I use it like 10x/Day. I think the box says five times daily, but the website says use it as often as possible.
        Why not 5 Stars?
        1. For me, it only works when I use it more often than "recommended".
        2. Its extremely expensive
        3. The pump SUX! It always gives like 3 times more than I want to use no matter how softly I pump it.
        Little TIP: When it seems like its all used up, gently rip off the blue part at the top of the tube. You will be disgusted by how much product is actually still left.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It Works!

        By Mikki

        from Jersey City

        describe yourself Average Health

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • No Side Effects
        • Prevents Swelling
        • Promotes Healing
        • Reduces Pain

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Emergencies
          • Quick Fix
          • Traveling

          Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

          I get horrible cold sores...this is the truly the only product that works!!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely the best!

          By Dottie

          from Cranbury, NJ

          describe yourself Average Health

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • No Side Effects
          • Promotes Healing
          • Reduces Pain

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, Pump, .07 oz:

            I have suffered with cold sores since I was a child. In all the years, Abreva is the best and most effective treatment I have ever had. I feel it works as well as cold sore medication under prescription.

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