Does Abreva Work to Get Rid of Cold Sores?

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Does Abreva really work?Abreva is a product that claims clinical tests can prove that it will increase the rate of healing and get you looking your best again quicker than rival products, but how do we decide if this is the right product?

If you have ever had a cold sore then you will know exactly how irritating it is and how long it takes to heal. A cold sore on the lip can last for weeks if left untreated. Abreva is a medically formulated cream that is applied directly onto the affected area and left to soak in and fight the harmful bacteria.

The Claim
Abreva states that their product is the only non-prescription cold sore treatment that is approved by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) and that it will “fight cold sores fast and land that knockout blow.” Further reading reveals that Abreva feels that their product will reduce the size, redness and soreness of the cold sore within days.

The product is said to offer a reduction in the time spent itching and scratching at that tingling pain that a cold sore radiates into the face. Abreva is claimed to be a safe product that can be used on children as young as 12 years old.

The Hype
Abreva’s official website shows photographs of models with a cold sore and then a second photo showing reduced redness and size with a caption claiming that the axons picture was taken 24 hours later.

There is of course no way in which to prove this other than buying the product but from reading multiple user reviews, the general consensus is that this product does live up to its claims and outperforms its rivals in its market.

The Cost
One tube of the Abreva medicine cream costs $29.95 and includes free delivery when bought from the website. Some superstores will frequently run promotions on medical creams where it can be bought cheaper.

The Commitment
The worry with all medical cold sore cream is that continued usage will make the body immune to the effects of applying the cream. This may become apparent to those unfortunate people that get continual cold sores but for the majority of people, cold sores occur just once or twice a year.

Once opened, the cream should be used within 12 months and applied to the infected area no more than 3 times a day. When purchased, the cream will arrive with a box and a manual that outlines the basic usage of the product. There are several circumstances under which the cream should not be applied and these guidelines should be followed for the sake of the users’ health.

Abreva works best when it applied to the cold sore in the early stages of the bacterial growth. This will prevent the rate and size that the cold sore will grow to in total. The product contains a substance named Docosanol. The formula that makes up Abreva contains 10% of Docosanol which is the active ingredient that prevents the good cells on the lip or face from becoming infected with the cold sore.

The price is perhaps a little on the high side for these types of treatment but cold sores are usually a genetic viral infection of the body that some people will get constantly, and other will not get in their lifetime. Therefore, for those people that have cold sores popping up on a regular basis, this product is worth a try.

Our Final Abreva Review

The only way that it can be seen whether or not Abreva is the best way to heal a cold sore is to try it. When a cold sore appears apply Abreva directly to the infected area and compare the size and soreness of the cold sore with the last one that appeared. From reading a multitude of online reviews, it appears that Abreva is very highly thought of by the consumer in most cases but there are the odd few that have not been satisfied with the product.

This will always be the case with any product. Given the number of people that have tried it, statistics say that there will be a few cases where it did not work, either from user error or other factors.

Our Recommendation
This product has received mostly excellent reviews from online reviewers and so it would get our recommendation. The best thing to do would be to buy the product and try it on your skin. Everyone will react differently to different formulated substances but the chances are that it will work for you.

Let’s face it, cold sores are embarrassing. If you’re not comfortable picking it up in stores, get some Abreva shipped to your door from Amazon.

What Do You Think? Does Abreva Really Work?

203 Customer Reviews on “Does Abreva Work to Get Rid of Cold Sores?

  1. Been reading that people still have their cold sores for 10 days. If that’s so, the stuff doesn’t work. My bet is that it wouldn’t work, and I’d never try it because I don’t have $30 to waste on something that isn’t guaranteed to shorten the life of a cold sore by half.

  2. Save money by going to the doctor and getting Valtrex – something that really works. If you rely on Abreva you will have the best and healthiest looking whopper cold sores around! If you use Valtrex or generic, they won’t develop at all if you catch them right away. You can also take it as a preventative therapy and pretty much eliminate them. With insurance they are as little as 5 dollars!

  3. I totally agree. I carry Abreva in my purse at all times. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve applied it at the tiniest tingle or first little feeling that there might be a cold sore coming, and preempted a full blown outbreak. Nipped it in the bud. It works. You just have to know how to use it.

  4. I have been suffering from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) disease for the past four years and had constant pain. During the first year, I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from Herpes Simplex Virus by this Man Dr.Sebi and she also gave the email address of this man and advise anyone to contact him for any kind of problem that he would be of help, so i wrote to telling him about my (Herpes Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! Though i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Priest Ola assured me, after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends if anyone have such problem and need help contact Dr. Sebi via email

  5. I know this is an old comment but you are correct. Avoiding Arginine is an absolute! Nuts are the worst! I do not eat nuts at all-I basically tell people I am allergic to nuts- the level of Arginine in nuts is ridiculous! That goes for grains as nutri-grain bars, oatmeal, , granola bars..also oranges …stay away if you are chronic suffer of colds 3 or more an year. You can go online and type in foods highest in Lysine and lowest in Arginine. Lysine is suppose to inhibit the virus and keep it dormant and Arginine triggers the virus. Cheese, almost all dairy, mangos, avacados, almost all meats are high in Lysine. Dont worry you wont miss out on Arginine..these foods contain Arginine as well just higher amounts of Lysine. Your diet should just be high in Lysine most the time. Some people take Lysine pills but in my experience taking Lysine pills and eating foods high in Arginine is counterproductive. Also Abreva only works BEFORE the cold are appears not after..putting it on a cold sore ..a developed blister a lil too late. You should use it when you feel a tingle or a hot spot on your lip. Most people know when one is coming on and that is the stage to use help fault the formation as best as possible. Sometimes when my lips are dry I will lick them and then notice a red spot on a corner..I will quickly apply some goal is to keep the virus at bay. Once the blister pops up you can either try to dry it out or keep it moisturized…everyone has their method.

  6. I never thought that this cure will work but Been diagnosed of herpes is just like been through hell. since 4 years ago i have been diagnosed of Herpes simplex, ever since my life became a total disaster, Curing herpes is now possible because I never thought of it due to the scam all over the internet. I got to know about it through my friend who got herself cured by DR.Odudu. I received my remedy from DR.Odudu through a courier service and today I am totally cured from herpes .

  7. UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUTH!!! We all know that Herpes is a sexually transmitted virus that primarily infects the mouth and the genitals, I have been diagnosed with HPV and Herpes. 2 life long diseases ( or so doctors say )..I couldn’t help but feel that these doctors nowadays are only in it for money and don’t really care for our health so i feel like they don’t tell you everything you could possibly know to give you a full recovery because if you’re completely healthy and don’t need a will they get paid..( get the picture ?) With that being said, after my long nights of research I ended up in this Grat Herbalist Doc email telling him my story and He vowed to help me, which personally gave me more hope than my doctors did. He goes on to tell me about him being a herbalist and his temple in get more information about it you should email him via ( drodiaherbalistcenter @ gmail . com)..Better to know than to be blind of other paths that could have been right in front of us for thousands of years and we were to brainwashed to notice..most people are so afraid that everything is fake because there are many people trying to scam and profit off of our hurt and have the right to be skeptical about everything but don’t be naive..How many coincidences can there be before it isn’t a coincidence anymore?..I don’t know about you but i’m completely determined to get this mess out of my body not treat it and feed it for the rest of my life. if you are having any type of this disease or infection like HIV,CANCER OR ANY disease kindly email doctor Odia for cure:( drodiaherbalisthelpcare @ hotmail . com )

  8. Is the acyclovir gel cause I’m taking the pills and its not working for me. Is the gel better.

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