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

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Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment, .07 oz
 
3.9

(based on 123 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

  • Pricey (25)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
  • Cold sores (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (17), Frequent user (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Embarrassment Saver!

I haven't had frequent coldsores (5-6 times a year) like a lot of people, but I received my first one as a kid..then twice as a teen (14-16) and...Read complete review

I haven't had frequent coldsores (5-6 times a year) like a lot of people, but I received my first one as a kid..then twice as a teen (14-16) and now this is my second time this year at 22.I have to say it is completely EMBARASSING to have a cold sore especially if you are in college like me and work in a place where people are constantly in your face.I was working when I felt that the lower corner of my lip was bruising..I thought maybe I had cut it while eating some chips. But after work when I looked in my car mirror...I saw two small pimply white dotted bumps beginning to cluster up on me. So I came here and read the reviews and Unlike most of the people here, I have no idea when I'm going to get one..my mouth does not tingle like everyone elses. Therefore when most of the reveiwers said abreva wasnt as good if your sore broke the skin i instantly became deterred. However, I had no other choices so I picked it up anyway. And Might I add its [$].I began rubbing abreva on every 1-2 hours (a very small amount) and icing the sore in between (I hear it helps too) and needless to say..my sore went away in maybe 3 days. I couldnt believe it..the last coldsore I had lasted almost 2 weeks and it looked horrible and deformed I even missed classes because of it and wore a bandaid. (It sat off to the side of my lip)I'd like to add that during the three days..my sore didnt get any worse then what it was when I found it..it did not form into a monster it just blended with my skin until it began to heal..I even went out completely unphased by it. NO ONE noticed it...I am so a believer of abreva now, and if you find yourself in the boat I was in..just make sure you apply often (to be safe) and ice it 3 times a day as well..(until the icecube melts). Abreva is great and even thought its small it helped me greatly however, I think icing it made it work even better.4 out of 5 because it did cost me [$] and the tube is really small.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

i guess i works a little...

Before i used Abreva, i recall how i use to get full blown cold sores that i just couldn't anything about. My research led me to buy Lysine tablets, and Abreva. Well i...Read complete review

Before i used Abreva, i recall how i use to get full blown cold sores that i just couldn't anything about. My research led me to buy Lysine tablets, and Abreva. Well i took a daily tablet of 1000mg Lysine and made sure to keep my face away from the sun or exposure of cold wind. The thing is I'm an athlete and i ve been running cold mornings and work out constantly. I guess that led to stress, because one morning i got a red blemish right under my nose. HUGH!! I applied abreva and doubled my Lysine intake. The cold sore never totally blew out to a blistering mess. Instead i had a really noticeable red blemish that still made me feel uncomfortable about. This continued for 9 days. I had high hopes that my steps would even prevent a cold sore from forming but it did not. Oh well, i will still continue to buy until i find something better.

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4.0

Great for cold sore treatment

By Janice

from Columbus, Oh

describe yourself Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Helps to speed up healing

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

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

    I have use Abreva for years. It is the best I've used for cold sores. Buying from Drugstore.com is the best value.

     
    5.0

    THE BEST SOLD SORE TREATMENT EVER!!

    By ngv

    from USA

    describe yourself Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Really works

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

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

      Abreva is the only product that works for me! I used to get cold sores constantly and nothing helped to relieve the pain, itching, burning, tingling, and grossness of the sores. They would last for 1-2 weeks and look abominable. I wanted to hide in a closet. Then I found Abreva and now, at the first sign of a tingle or itch, I put it on and the sore never even appears!! It's a miracle! If a sore pops up overnight, I put Abreva on in the morning and then as often as I can, and the sore is always gone by the end of the day. I can honestly say that now I never get a full outbreak any more like I used to all the time. Maybe the people whose sores got worse are allergic to the ingredients or something, because this product has been fabulous for me, and I would never use anything else. It's worth the pricey cost.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Abreva Works

      By Sabrina the Swimmer

      from Takoma Park, MD

      describe yourself Casual User

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Cold Sores

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

        I use Abreva at the first sign of a cold sore, and it definitely shortens the outbreak by several days if not a week. Sometimes, if I use it early enough, it seems to prevent the cold sore altogether. I like to keep it on hand just in case, because it is most useful the sooner you use it.

        It's somewhat expensive, but totally worth the price.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Expensive!

        By GHjump

        from Atlanta, GA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Helps with Fever Blisters

        Cons

        • Pricey
        • Too small

        Best Uses

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

          Extremely Pricey especially for the size you get. I think it helps some, but it is not magic.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is the only thing that works.

          By Cascade Rider

          from Bend, OR

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries invisibly
          • IT WORKS
          • No bad taste

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Cold Sores

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

          Have tried prescriptions and home remedies, this product works. Use it at the first tingling hint of a cold sore on the lip. A small amount will do. And, as far as additional home remedies...ice the area first, it makes a difference.

           
          5.0

          Best product for cold sores

          By Ltlchef

          from Hunterdon County

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

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

              I've tried several cheaper priced products for cold sores, and the cold sore just kept getting worse. Abreva is more expensive, but worth every penny! It starts working right away, and shortens the duration, so the cold sore never gets to the size or redness it normally would. I love this product!

               
              5.0

              abreva

              By mike

              from ww ri

              describe yourself Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

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

                  when you start to feel the burn use abreva it works great

                   
                  5.0

                  miracle worker

                  By xxxxxxxxxxx

                  from lexington, kentucky

                  describe yourself Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

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

                    I have used abreva since it came out. I will never use anything else.
                    When I feel the tingle of the cold sore coming on, I apply Abreva once or twice and its gone. I have used everything on the market including prescription items and I have found NOTHING thats works as quickly as abreva.

                     
                    3.0

                    i guess i works a little...

                    By Bob

                    from CA

                    describe yourself Casual User

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Travel

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

                    Before i used Abreva, i recall how i use to get full blown cold sores that i just couldn't anything about. My research led me to buy Lysine tablets, and Abreva. Well i took a daily tablet of 1000mg Lysine and made sure to keep my face away from the sun or exposure of cold wind. The thing is I'm an athlete and i ve been running cold mornings and work out constantly. I guess that led to stress, because one morning i got a red blemish right under my nose. HUGH!! I applied abreva and doubled my Lysine intake. The cold sore never totally blew out to a blistering mess. Instead i had a really noticeable red blemish that still made me feel uncomfortable about. This continued for 9 days. I had high hopes that my steps would even prevent a cold sore from forming but it did not. Oh well, i will still continue to buy until i find something better.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good

                    By Marry

                    from Asheville, NC

                    describe yourself Casual User

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergencies

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

                    I like Abreva although I,m not thrilled with it. Even so, it is still the best out
                    there for treating fever blisters (there,s really nothing on the market that
                    works 100%). I admit I did wait until my fever blister was really bothering
                    me to use it. It did help but I have to keep using it off and on. Perhaps if I
                    had used Abreva the minute I realized I had a fever blister it would be
                    different. It is, to my way of thinking anyway very expensive. Somsething
                    this expensive should work great at early onset and after awhile having
                    it. If I am desperate I will use Abreva over anything else.

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                    Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment

                     – Abreva Cold Sore/Fever Blister Treatment is a medicated cream used to treat cold sores, which are also called fever blisters or oral herpes. When applied to the lip at the first signs of a cold sore, Abreva has been shown to reduce a cold sore's appearance in as little as 2.5 days by keeping the cold sore virus from multiplying. Using Abreva at just the right time and applying it regularly may help speed recovery time, reducing noticeable and painful cold sores.

                    Indications for Use



                    A cold sore typically goes through five stages before it is completely gone. These include: early stage/tingling, blister stage, the ulcer/blister bursting stage, scabbing stage and healing stage. Abreva manufacturers recommend using the product at the first signs of a cold sore, during the "tingling" stage. During this stage, the lip may feel as if it is itching, burning, tingling or tight. The area may appear slightly red and start to swell, but the actual blistered area has not yet formed.

                    Instructions for Use



                    Abreva should be applied five times a day for more than 10 days or until the blister is healed. Apply every three to four waking hours. After washing your hands, apply the cream with either a cotton swab or your fingers. The blister and the area around it should be covered. You do not have to rub the cream in completely as it will turn into a clear film when dried. You should not share your Abreva with another person -- you can always order an additional tube from drugstore.com.

                    Benefits and Effectiveness



                    Abreva cream has been shown to reduce the incidence of cold sores in those ages 12 and older. The typical cold sore can last anywhere from 8 to 14 days. While there is no cure for cold sores, Abreva can heal up to 25 percent of cold sores in 2.5 days. The average cold sore typically heals in 4.1 days when using Abreva.

                    The cream is the only FDA-approved over-the-counter cold sore treatment. By reducing the cold sore's duration, you can cut down on the discomfort and unattractive appearance of a blistering or scabbing cold sore.

                    More About Abreva



                    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare manufactures Abreva as well as numerous other common household brands including TUMS®, Aquafresh® and Sensodyne®. The FDA approved Abreva for use in treating cold sores in July 2000.
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