COLD SORE TREATMENTS
Treating cold sores
Unfortunately, there is no cure for cold sores. But the good news is that they often clear up without treatment. You can shorten the healing time by using an effective treatment like Abreva® Cream. It penetrates deep and starts to work immediately* to block the virus and protect healthy skin cells. You could heal your cold sore in as little as 2½ days*** when using Abreva® Cream at the first sign of an outbreak.
You can manage your cold sore triggers and fight back when you have an outbreak:
Compare Abreva® Cream to other cold sore treatments
|Abreva® Cream||Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment||Blistex® Lip Ointment||Orajel™ Single Dose||
OraLabs® Cold Sore Treatment
|Campho-Phenique®||Herpecin L®||Store Brand|
|FDA approved to shorten healing time when used at the first sign of a cold sore***|
|FDA approved to shorten symptom duration|
|Helps protect healthy cells from the virus|
|Starts to work immediately*|
Contains 10% docosanol
|Provides temporary symptom relief|
Contains camphor, menthol, and/or phenol
Contains benzocaine and/or benzalkonium chloride
Although some of these products may help with temporary symptom relief, they are not clinically proven to heal cold sores like Abreva® Cream is. Nothing heals faster.**
*Based on laboratory studies.
**Among FDA-approved cold sore products.
***Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.