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    Condition: Cold Sore
    7/23/2016 11:36:20 AM

    Reviewer: jojo, 75 or over on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Abreva works for me most of the time. I count on it! The new pump is a nuisance..first it won't squirt, then it spews more than is needed ,therefore I have to buy another one. (planned?) Please go back to the tiny tube!

    Condition: Cold Sore
    5/28/2016 11:33:09 PM

    Reviewer: Ace1in, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had a core sore that would not go away for 2 months it would start to heel then come back I finally went and got some abreva after reading the reviews .It worked so quickly I just cant believe it

    Condition: Cold Sore
    5/15/2016 5:57:23 PM

    Reviewer: BEST, 13-18 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 had my first cold sore when a couple months ago and in high school I got really bad anxiety that people would notice so I used abreava right away. my cold sore never really showed! I didn't even get a single comment on it. would recommend to anyone

    Condition: Cold Sore
    4/28/2016 9:01:02 PM

    Reviewer: KDS, Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I am now 100% sure that Abreva makes cold sores worse. I've done an experiment where I did not use it and simply use lysine pillsnot only did the blisters not come but there was no pain. Each and every time I've used Abreva I've ended up with large blisters and pain. Do not use Abreva. Simply by very high-quality lysine and use that.

    Condition: Cold Sore
    4/6/2016 10:09:39 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Abreva maybe cuts 1 or 2 days off healing time for me. Maybe, hard to tell. What you should really use are Lysine Supplements. Seriously people, it's a miracle pill. I get huge breakouts on my nose that lasts 10 days to 2 weeks, about 2-3x a year. This was my first time using Super Lysine (from whole foods, 10$) and I could cry I'm so happy, it's life altering. Day 5 and it's compl ... Show Full Comment

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