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    Condition: Cold Sore
    6/21/2011 11:06:03 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have used Abreva for the last three or four epsodes of herpes labialis. I began applications 5 or 6 times a day at the very first hint of an outbreak - the tingling or feeling of tightness or the slight discomfort that occur prior to the full development of the cold sore. I have not had a cold sore erupt on any of the episodes where I used Abreva. None of the oral prescription drugs or prescr ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    12/17/2010 12:19:28 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    the first few times i used abreva i saw ok results, but i kept having reaccuring sores every 1-2 months in the same spots on my lips, i was so fed up that i put abreva on the end of a small sewing needle and tattoo'd abreva into my sores continuously re dipping the needle into the abreva as i did thisi covered the entire area of infection changed needles and then covered the area surronding th ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cold Sore
    9/10/2010 2:09:42 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started applying it on day one, several times a day and this is day 5 and I have not seen any relief.

    Condition: Cold Sore
    6/1/2010 7:20:37 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I bought Abreva (Docosanol @ 10%) and it did not do anything for me. The only medication that has proven effective for me is Valtrex (Valacyclovir Hydrochloride). It definitely stops the growth of the blister. Of course, it did not kill the virus and I just recently had a recurrence... but Abreva, even if it was just $2.99 is just plain placebo.

    Condition: Cold Sore
    5/20/2009 12:55:21 PM

    Reviewer:

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I didn't catch my cold sore early enough, but used Abreva on day 2. By day 3, the cold sore is already drying up. Unfortunately, it looks horrible right now. Hopefully, day 4 will have signficant decrease in size also.

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