The Abreva cold sore medicine is an over the counter remedy for treating a cold sore effectively.
Abreva works to stop the growth of cold sores and encourage quick healing.
I've suffered from cold sores for years, in fact, since I was a teenager. I'm always trying out every cold sore cure that I hear about in search of the best way of treating a cold sore in the shortest amount of time.
There are a number of remedies for cold sores that I have used over the years with varying degrees of success. I've learned that what may work best for one person is not always what works best for someone else.
I certainly recommend trying the natural remedies first and most definitely taking some immune system supporting supplements like acidophilus, vitamin C, zinc, and L-lysine.
I immediately begin taking acidophilus and L-lysine at the first sign of a cold sore and continue 2-3 times per day for at least a week. I've found these particular supplements work wonders for me to aid the healing process and to help keep the flare up from recurring.
However, when I heard about the Abreva cold sore cream, I decided to give it a try. Much like Zovirax, which I've also used, Abreva is a little "pricey" in my opinion for the size of the tube, but it turns out that you only need the tiniest amount, so one tube lasts a surprisingly long time.
The sooner you are able to apply the Abreva to the cold sore, the better off you are. If I am able to use it at the first "tingle" of the cold sore, and then repeat the use of the cream several times throughout the day, I find that I rarely get much of a blister at all.
It's not fool-proof for me, but it certainly did cut down on the severity and duration of my last cold sore flare up.
I'd love to hear what remedy YOU use to treat your cold sores, and whether or not you've tried some of these cold sore treatments that I've mentioned with your own success. Tell us about it here!