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33 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Cold Sore
4/5/2014 8:23:53 PM

Reviewer: pmats, 65-74 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:
I have had fever blisters for many years for different reasons. Here's a tip......I use it on my lips before going to the dentist for a cleaning or a procedure. All that stretching of my lips can lead to an outbreak (and maybe the rubber glove material)but doing this before the appt avoids any problem. LOVE denavir!!!!!!

Condition: Cold Sore
3/17/2014 10:04:51 PM

Reviewer: Cpow, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have a whole routine when I get a cold sore. First, I ALWAYS have my Valtrex and Denavir on hand; as soon as I use them up I immediately get refills for the next outbreak, be it a few months or a year. They are with me when I travel. And have lots of qtips and tissue too. At the first sign, I start the Valtrex (the first 2 of 4 tablets). Then I start dabbing the spot with rubbing alcohol on a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cold Sore
3/3/2014 9:39:10 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have been a long time user - I have had the apparent 'spread' effect it's incredibly frustrating. I've found using a safety pin to pop/drain the blisters (just barely pierce with the smallest amount of pressure) eases the pain and also 1. provides a path for the medicine to enter but more importantly 2. seemingly can curtain the actual damage to the skin the virus causes and minim ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cold Sore
12/31/2013 5:20:32 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have used Denavir for years and always appreciated its fast results and effectiveness. Although, the tube dispenser has been quit wasteful. Not squeezing the tube is always a good idea, but still, too much waste. I use to pay $35 a tube and now the cost is $450!!!! Too expensive so I have been ordering it out of Canada and get the same benefits for $35. Just an aside, I have learned to take Advi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cold Sore
1/29/2013 11:16:21 AM

Reviewer: blueneptune146, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've used Denavir for a number of years, but yesterday morning I started to feel the tingle so I immediately started the treatment, trying to catch it early. I don't know what's happening here. First off, I get coldsores on both sides of my upper lip, but never at the same time, until yesterday. As I was treating my left side, I noticed the skin of my lip on the right side was becoming ... Show Full Comment

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