HOW TO USE ABREVA® CREAM
Attack your cold sore fast with Abreva®
Apply Abreva® Cream at the first sign of a tingle, bump, or itch for the best results. Don’t wait until a blister or scab forms.
Use either your finger or a cotton swab to apply Abreva® Cream. Completely cover your cold sore and the surrounding area. Make sure to wash your hands after applying.
Don’t skimp or skip
Apply Abreva® Cream 5 times throughout the day with a cotton swab or your finger. Use an ample amount to completely cover the sore and surrounding area. Rub it in gently and completely. If you miss a dose, just apply it as soon as you remember and continue on schedule.
Use for 10 days max
Keep using Abreva® Cream until your cold sore is fully healed, for a maximum of 10 days. If the cold sore persists, talk to your healthcare professional.
Some helpful tips
Keep it clean
Remove any cosmetics before applying Abreva® Cream. Always wash your hands with soap and water before and after treating your cold sore so the virus doesn’t spread to other parts of your body.
Cold sores are contagious. Don’t share your Abreva® Cream tube or pump with anybody else. Read more.
Use makeup carefully
You can apply cosmetics, like lipstick, over Abreva® Cream after it has completely dried. Always use a separate makeup applicator, like a cotton swab, to avoid spreading the virus.