NEARLY 50% OF AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COLD SORES

As the experts in cold sore relief, we understand what it feels like to get a cold sore. Over the past ten years, we’ve heard from countless sufferers who told us they can feel stressed, confused, and, often, desperate about finding a solution. Abreva is the #1 dermatologist-recommended cold sore treatment* because it can get rid of cold sores in just 2.5 days.** Knowing you’re not alone can help reduce the anxiety and feelings of embarrassment of having a cold sore.

*IQVIA, using the ProVoice Survey fielded from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, and recording recommendations for Adult Antacids products, has validated this claim.
**When used at the first sign. Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.

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Young woman looking in mirror while applying Abreva Cold Sore Cream

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF A COLD SORE

The first visible sign of a cold sore is easy to miss because it’s often very small—but you can feel it. For many, a burning or itching sensation around the mouth is what typically indicates that one is coming on—it’s your body telling you that a cold sore is on the way. But, with Abreva, you can get rid of it in 2.5 days.*

*When used at the first sign. Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.

SIGNS & STAGES

WHAT CAN TRIGGER A COLD SORE?

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), but the blistering is generally the result of psychological and environmental factors—for some people it’s stress, for other people it can be a reduced immune response due to a cough, cold or the flu. Learn more about how to identify common triggers so you can avoid them and reduce the occurrence of cold sores.

LEARN ABOUT TRIGGERS

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Person with ring on finger holding Abreva Cold Sore Cream pump

DON’T HESITATE, REACH FOR ABREVA

Abreva starts to work immediately by penetrating deep into the skin to protect heathy cells and block the virus from spreading.* It’s the fastest way to treat a cold sore, and when used at the first sign, Abreva can get rid of it in 2.5 days.** Nothing works faster.***

*Based on laboratory studies.
**When used at the first sign. Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.
***Among OTC cold sore products when used at the first sign.

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THERE’S A SOLUTION: ABREVA

Be kinder to yourself and tougher on your cold sores with Abreva. Find out how you can get rid of them in 2.5 days.*

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*When used at the first sign. Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.

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Don’t let cold sores get in the way of life. When you feel one coming on, it’s time to treat it. Abreva can get rid of a cold sore in as few as 2.5 days.*

*When used at the first sign. Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.

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