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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 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 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 (21)

Cons

  • Pricey (25)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
  • Cold sores (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (18), 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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5.0

Very Effective--Very Expensive

By Kevin C

from New England

Verified Buyer

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

The most effective remedy I have ever used for cold sores. If you apply it immediately when you feel a cold sore coming on, Abreva will immediately begin to treat it and keep it under control. It's very expensive for the tiny amount you get, however Abreva is the best cold sore remedy I have ever tried.

 
5.0

use alittle, use alot.. your choice.

By John

from Boston

describe yourself Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I like this packaging better than the pump style package. I got less uses out of the pump style because to much product comes out per pump.

       
      4.0

      My Experience

      By jojonine

      from arkansas

      describe yourself Casual User

      Pros

      • Simple to use

      Cons

      • Little Pricey For The Ave

      Best Uses

      • Any

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

      It helped along with L-Lisine tablets shorten the attact..

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Abreva Fever Blister Treatment

      By mjt72433

      from Carrollton, TX

      describe yourself Frequent User

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Prevented Outbreak
      • Prompt Application Preve

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      When I am dealing with nasal allergies I apply Allegra to the area beneath my nostrils. I have not had fever blisters there in a long time.

       
      5.0

      Best treatment on the market..

      By Bugal

      from San Francisco

      describe yourself Frequent User

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

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

        Catch a cold sore in the beginning and this is the best product I have ever used...

         
        5.0

        It works!

        By shopper310

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • Cuts Healing Time

        Cons

        • Small Container Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Cold Sores

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

        Helps take the soreness away immediately.

         
        5.0

        i would buy again,definitely works great

        By annie

        from s.i. n.y.

        describe yourself Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        Sores go away much faster and it takes away the pain

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best OTC

        By Still searching

        from Central Coast, CA

        describe yourself Casual User

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

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

          First: Because of the price, buy the tube not the pump. There was a lot of waste with the pump!
          I've tried just about everything over my lifetime to combat cold sores and I just finished using my first tube of Abreva. I found it worked about the same as prescription medications I've been given in the past. It definitely shortens the painful period of the cold sore and knocks down the blistering.
          Nothing I have tried has ever really shortened the appearance of a cold sore for me. If I get them, I usually have it for a week to 10 days in one form or another. Once it stops hurting I still have 5 to 7 days of scabbing etc. with or without medication. There are rare incidents when I get it early enough to stop them, but that isn't very often. Some just won't be stopped.
          I was happy with Abreva and will continue to use it for its pain relief. I'll have to continue to search for something that will actually stop them in their tracks. Abreva (and everything else I've tried) just doesn't do that.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes the Cold Sore go away FAST!

          By Happy Camper

          from Silver Spring, MD

          describe yourself Casual User, Health conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective - No Scent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At The First Tingle

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

            I tend to get cold sores once or twice a year...now that I use abreva at the first tingle the cold sores go away BEFORE they can get started(seriously)! In the winter I carry this in my bag at all times.

             
            5.0

            Best ever

            By TEM

            from Florida

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

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

            I have battled fever sores since I was a child. This is the only over the counter medication that minimizes the pain and the development of the sores. If used early enough and consistently, the cold sore won't even develop.

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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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