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93 Total User Reviews

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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?

Condition: Cold Sore
12/31/2013 12:54:38 AM

Reviewer: David_A, 35-44 Male 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 a cold sore that had a scab that was growing. I was off for a few days, so not a big deal, but I was concerned it wasn’t going to stop growing (now larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser). Wow, was I surprised to see it almost disappear within a few hours after just a couple applications. A great product! Never again will I suffer through lip blisters and scabs!

Condition: Cold Sore
11/22/2013 9:31:03 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
use as directed "at the 1st tingle" & u should be very pleased w this product Cold sores never really 'flare up' & get ugly & they heal super fast This product is a Godsend! :)

Condition: Cold Sore
10/17/2013 8:11:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Works slow,

Condition: Cold Sore
10/5/2013 9:01:18 PM

Reviewer: Medallo, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
If you use this product at the very first signs it stops the sore form getting worse. I absolutely love it. It's the closest thing to a cure. I no longer get the swollen uncontrollable outbreaks.

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