ABREVA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Herpes Simplex “Horrible product …. It made my cold sore worse”

KL (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 6, 2018

For Herpes Simplex “Yesterday I noticed the tingling and my bottom lip felt particularly chapped in the middle. Added a dap to that area and went to bed. Woke up to two enormous blisters right on the middle of my bottom lip line and a swollen burning lip. I don’t know what the purpose of this formula is but it does the total opposite of its purpose.”

Donotbuy (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

For Herpes Simplex “I am not a person who gets cold sores often but I had Abreva at my house and I had the scare last time. Today I at the tingly an itchy feeling within half an hour I have put the medicine on my lip hoping it would make it better and not blister up because it was nothing but redness instead it made things a hundred times worse. Within 12 hours I felt discomfort so I went to check what’s going on and when I wiped off the Abreva I realized that there’s a group of blisters like a blister cluster in two areas of my lips, one on the top and one on the bottom. It looks horrible there’s no way I can cover it up with makeup, it still feels tingly and itchy and swollen from the inside, this medication is horrible I will never use it again. It’s not only a waste of money but as I’m reading comments I’m not the only one who’s cold sore in made much worse. Thanks Abreva now I can’t leave my house for a week I’m sure, I wish I could get my money back from this scam.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

For Herpes Simplex “I get 3 cold sores a year for the last 40 years. I normally use Acyclovir and it is gone in two days, and never breaks the surface. I am out and my doctor is out of town. So, I decided to use the “FDA approved” Abreva. Absolute garbage! I have never seen a cold sore get as huge as this. Puffed up my lip, just a mess. I am going on a week now, and I can not get rid of the scab. Never again!!!”

Viper (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2018

For Herpes Simplex “I have experienced cold sores since the age of 17….. They were usually very large over all. I may have used Abreva in the past but it is a little bit pricy for the amount. I had a small little bubble in the middle of my top lip so I put an alcohol swab on it and the scab would form eventually. No big deal. 2 days later I woke up to another one adjacent from it on my bottom lip (much more tender area). So I was in a panic. I dabbed some tea tree oil & darted off to the pharmacy. Couldn’t open the package of Abreva fast enough. I was going fishing on a boat this particular day & didn’t want the sun flattering my newest edition to my lip. I had even poked a hole to alleviate a little pressure. To cut to the chase I felt pressure on it the whole day & it was puffy & full of fluid regardless of the multiple applications. Summary ; Awful & a complete waste of money. I decided to google “Abreva doesnt work” & now I am here. I should have just saved the 20$”

Danyelley February 18, 2018

For Herpes Simplex “I haven’t had this problem with abreva before, but it made my cold sore grow bigger for whatever reason. When I was younger it got rid of the cold sore within 3-4 days. The formula or my immune system have changed, either way, it’s ineffective. Opted to use natural methods instead, such as tea tree oil, raw honey, and pure vanilla extract interchangeably, and the results are way better. PLUS, you can walk around in public without a questionable white clump on your lips.”

Anonymous February 17, 2018

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