Does Abreva Really Work?
The only non-prescription cold sore medicine approved by the FDA, Abreva® aims to cut down healing time for individuals suffering from cold sores. It is available in cream form and contains a patented active ingredient called Docosanol, an ingredient that assists in guarding the body’s healthy cells from infections due to cold sores. It is recommended for individuals 12 years old and over. Abreva is directed to be applied to the affected area at the onset of cold sore symptoms (tingling, pain, burning or itching), using it 5 times daily, until symptoms disappear. Immediate treatment of cold sores with Abreva guarantees the best results.