Abreva Medical Cream
I use Abreva medical cream for cold sores. If I apply it right when I feel the tingling sensation, throughout the first day, I won't even get a blister and it won't even show up!
Abreva is expensive cream, but well worth the money.
Thanks for sharing your review of Abreva cold sore cream. I used Abreva for the first time this summer. I had "mixed" results, for lack of a better term.
I've been doing a lot of traveling over the past several weeks. When I travel, my immune system tends to get compromised and I often end up with a cold sore outbreak as a result.
Sure enough, when I first started my trip I had the beginnings of a cold sore. My mother-in-law happened to have some Abreva on hand and I used it right away. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it worked.
By the next morning I felt that the cold sore was completely under control. That well known tingling sensation had passed and you couldn't even tell I had a cold sore.
On the other hand, several weeks later (near the end of my travels), I once again began with the tingling sensation. I grabbed the Abreva and applied it a few times that day and throughout the following 2-3 days.
Unfortunately, I still ended up with a pretty good sized cold sore. I don't know if it was because my immune system was weaker the second time around (as I'm sure it was) that I didn't get as good results. That's a real possibility.
Having said all that, I still felt that the Abreva Medical Cream was beneficial. I could have had a much larger outbreak than I did get, so I would still recommend the Abreva to others as an option for consideration.
It's good to have something like Abreva or Zovirax on hand in your purse to use immediately if you start to get that tingling sensation. If you are out and about, you can still quickly do something to shorten your cold sore life span.
Thanks again for sharing your experience.