Abreva® Cream contains the only non-prescription ingredient approved by the FDA to shorten cold sore healing time.
Abreva® Cream works fast by penetrating deep into the skin to target the virus that causes cold sores. It blocks the cold sore virus from entering surrounding cells*** and reduces the duration of pain, burning, itching and/or tingling.i If used as directed at the first sign of a tingle, Abreva® cold sore cream can heal your cold sore in just 2½ days.*
Abreva® Cream is a smooth, white cream that dries clear and has no smell or taste.
***Based on laboratory studies.
*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25 percent of users healed within 2½ days.
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.