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Abreva Cold Sore Cream 2g (0.07oz)


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Abreva Cold Sore Cream 2g (0.07oz)

Abreva contains the only OTC medicine approved by the FDA to shorten healing time and duration of symptoms.

You are not alone

An estimated one-in-five Americans is affected by cold sores each year. Most people who experience them get two to three cold sore outbreaks each year. Just before and during an outbreak, the cold sore infection can be easily passed on to others. It is especially important to be aware of early warning signs that a cold sore is coming, and to be sure to avoid close physical contact when you have one.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

A blister, or cluster of blisters around your mouth, is caused by the cold sore virus. After the cold sore has healed, the virus stays dormant in your body but can be reactivated by everyday triggers like stress, sunlight, extreme hot or cold weather, colds and flu, lack of sleep, or menstruation.

The Sooner, the Better

A typical cold sore outbreak can last as long as seven to ten days. The sooner you begin using ABREVA, the more effective the medicine will be. So for best results, use ABREVA at the very start of the cold sore – when you feel the first sign of the tingle, redness, bump or itch.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How is ABREVA different from the Over-The-Counter cold sore remedies I have already been using?

Abreva contains 10% docosanol, the only FDA approved non-prescription ingredient that can actually shorten healing time and the duration of symptoms including tingling, pain, itching, and burning. The sooner you start using ABREVA, the sooner you can begin healing your cold sore. No other Over-The-Counter cold sore product heals your cold sore faster.

Who can use ABREVA?

Adults and children 12 years and over can use ABREVA.

How often can I apply ABREVA?

ABREVA should be used five times a day until the cold sore is healed. Apply it directly to the cold sore at the first sign of a tingle, redness, bump or itch for best results.

Can I apply cosmetics on top of ABREVA?

Yes, cosmetics such as lipstick may be applied over ABREVA. However, use a separate applicator, like a cotton swab, to apply cosmetics over an unhealed cold sore to avoid spreading the infection. For best results, remove any cosmetics prior to applying ABREVA.

Active ingredient

Docosanol 10%


Cold sore/fever blister treatment


treats cold sores/fever blisters on the face or lips
shortens healing time and duration of symptoms:

tingling, pain, burning, and/or itching


Allergy alert

This product may cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms
may include:

facial swelling
wheezing/difficulty breathing

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

For external use only

Do not use

if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product

When using this product

apply only to affected areas
do not use in or near the eyes
avoid applying directly inside your mouth
do not share this product with anyone. This may spread infection.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

your cold sore gets worse or the cold sore is not healed within 10 days

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


adults and children 12 years or over:

wash hands before and after applying cream
apply to affected area on face or lips at the first sign of cold sore/fever blister (tingle)
early treatment ensures the best results
rub in gently but completely
use 5 times a day until healed
children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Other information

store at 20o-25oC (68o-77oF)
do not freeze

Inactive ingredients

benzyl alcohol, light mineral oil, propylene glycol, purified water, sucrose distearate, sucrose stearate

Additional information
Weight0.2 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 5 × 1 in

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