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HOW ABREVA® COMPARES TO OTHER COLD SORE TREATMENTS

Cold sores happen. And while they’re a common problem for a quarter of the population1, when a cold sore does hit, you just want it gone. But when it comes to treating a cold sore, not all products are created equal. Abreva® works differently. It does more than just treat your symptoms. Its active ingredient, docosanol, blocks the cold sore virus at the source before it can spread from cell to cell, while also helping to protect healthy skin cells. This shortens healing time and duration of symptoms.

Other cold sore treatments such as Carmex®, Blistex®, and CamphoPhenique® don’t offer the same powerful treatment. They contain ingredients like camphor, menthol and benzocaine which only treat the pain and provide temporary symptom relief.

Abreva® starts working immediately*, attacking the problem quickly to heal your cold sore faster***. In fact, Abreva® is the only FDA-approved non-prescription product proven to heal a cold sore in as little as 2½ days** when used at the first sign of an outbreak. Shorter healing time means less time worrying and more time doing the things you love.

Next time you feel the tingle of a cold sore coming on, fight it with Abreva®. The only over the counter product with the power to heal your cold sore so you can get back to being you. Because cold sores may hit, but with Abreva® in your corner, you can hit back.

SEE WHAT SETS ABREVA® APART

  Abreva® Carmex® Blistex®

Campho

Phenique®

FDA approved to shorten healing time when used at the first sign of a cold sore**

 

   

Starts to work immediately*

 

   

Contains 10% docosanol which blocks the cold sore virus at the source before it can spread

 

   

Helps protect healthy cells from the virus

 

   

Contains camphor, menthol, and/or phenol which only treat the pain and provide temporary symptom relief

 
  Abreva® Carmex® Blistex® Campho Phenique®

FDA approved to shorten healing time when used at the first sign of a cold sore**

 

   

Starts to work immediately*

 

   

Contains 10% docosanol which blocks the cold sore virus at the source before it can spread

 

   

Helps protect healthy cells from the virus

 

   

Contains camphor, menthol, and/or phenol which only treat the pain and provide temporary symptom relief