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    Condition: Cold Sore
    11/11/2015 8:03:18 AM

    Reviewer: Sara, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I tried Abreva several times over the years and I have concluded that for me it prolongs the healing because the sores become larger and redder which makes it look worse. I apply apple cider vinegar 2 or 3 times a day with a cottonball and found this to be the absolute best at shortening the course. Even when I catch it late (well into the blister stage), the vinegar dries the blisters up well o ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    10/15/2015 1:22:36 PM

    Reviewer: sasha, 25-34 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 noticed a little sore and i run to buy abreva in some how in the past help a little bit , but this time i endend with my lip three times bigger, and is 4 day and nothing happen my lips still looking huge and nasty blisters around, dont waste your money, abreva used be good , not anymore.

    Condition: Cold Sore
    6/4/2015 10:29:26 PM

    Reviewer: Oregongirl1991, 19-24 Female

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started getting cold sores a couple years ago. I have always worked in a position that has me around people (Caregiver, Waitress, Customer Service) so it is extremely embarrassing having these sores. At first I just used Campho-Phenique to manage the irritation and waited it out. But by about the third time I had experienced a cold sore, I started researching ways to get rid of them faster. I tr ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    5/8/2015 9:53:39 AM

    Reviewer: Jose, 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 have had cold sores since I was young. When I get a sore it usually more than one. Have used other methods that did not seem to work treatments would numb the bothersome tingle. Finally decided on trying Abreva. To my amazement worked remarkably. Tingle sensation (burning lips) was numbed and sore did not get inflamed stayed at early stage healing time remarkable also cut in half just about. Ove ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    3/19/2015 9:05:43 AM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started using Abreva as soon as I got the cold sore tingle. I used it 3-4 times per day and I am 2 weeks into my cold sore. It is scabbed up and peeling for a week now. Did not make one single bit of difference, and I am $20 poorer.

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