Abreva Cold Sore Cream
- Can heal a cold sore in as few as 2½ days
- Penetrates deep into the skin
- Reduces the duration of pain, burning, itching and/or tingling
- Buy with confidence from UK registered pharmacy
Don’t let cold sores take away your confidence. Tackle the source of your cold sore right from the first tingle. Abreva can heal a cold sore in as few as 2½ days when used at the first sign.* Nothing heals a cold sore faster.
HOW ABREVA CREAM WORKS
Abreva cold sore cream contains 10 percent docosanol, which works by penetrating deep into the skin and preventing the cold sore virus’ entry into healthy cells, stopping viral replication. It provides a barrier to protect healthy skin cells and helps to heal the cold sore quickly. Docosanol also helps to shorten the duration of cold sore symptoms, such as tingling, pain, burning and itching.
Based on laboratory studies.
WHAT ABREVA COLD SORE CREAM WORKS FOR
Abreva Cream is specifically designed to treat and heal cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Cold sores are small, fluid-filled blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They can be painful and unsightly, which is why some people turn to natural remedies for cold sores, such as taking lysine supplements, when they get one. The hope is that the cold sore will heal faster, but most natural remedies can only provide superficial symptom relief. For clinically proven healing power, turn to Abreva.
Some find it hard to tell the difference between a cold sore and a pimple. Pimples can appear anywhere on the face and typically have a white or black head, whereas cold sores form liquid-filled blisters that later crust over. If in doubt, ask a pharmacist.
Abreva Cream can be used by those over 12 years old. Abreva Cream is not recommended to treat cold sores during pregnancy or while breast-feeding unless advised by a doctor.
HOW TO USE ABREVA CREAM
For best results, apply Abreva Cream to clean skin at the first sign of a tingle, bump, or itch. Use either your finger or a cotton swab to apply the cream, completely covering the cold sore and the surrounding area. Always wash your hands after applying.
Abreva Cream should be applied five times a day until your cold sore is fully healed, for a maximum of 10 days.
Other products can be applied over Abreva cold sore cream once it has dried. For example, you can apply lip balm if your lips have become chapped, or lipstick, which can help conceal a cold sore until it heals fully.