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Condition: Cold Sore
10/6/2014 4:29:56 PM

Reviewer: Krisf0rd, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I used Abreva on a three day old break out, it did not help it at all and the next day another one popped up next to it. It seemed to somewhat speed up the one I caught early but, in my opinion, it's not worth 20$. I would recommend using only if you can catch it really early. I think I will try to see my Dr and get an anti viral like Zovirax (heard great results from using it).

Condition: Cold Sore
9/29/2014 11:41:21 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I use Abreva as soon as I feel a tingle on my lip. It usually helps prevent the formation of a blister and my symptoms are gone completely in 3-4 days.

Condition: Cold Sore
7/1/2014 9:44:37 AM

Reviewer: Mezzo2, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Cold Sore
5/13/2014 7:59:52 PM

Reviewer: DK, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I asked my husband to pick up some cold sore medicine because I felt a coldsore coming on and I did not want it to become a full blown blister, very important as I had customer interviews for three hours each of two days the weekend coming up. I asked him to pick up the blistex viles that I had previously purchased because they worked effectively and I never got the blisters. Well the CVS pharma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cold Sore
1/24/2014 9:01:17 PM

Reviewer: Jim, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
the first time I used Abreva it seemed to reduce healing time from 7-10 to 4-7 days. But then less than a week later a nasty cold sore re-appeared at the same site as the previous one, as if abreva had suppressed, not eliminated it. Anyone else with the same experience?

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