Dec 22, 2012

Treat Cold Sores with Abreva

The holidays mean time with family and that means lots of photo opps.  But nothing can dampen your desire to smile more than a cold sore. 

I've suffered from cold sores for as long as I can remember.  The worst part for me has always been that because they would often pop up when I was stressed out, they would come at the worst possible time.  Nervous about a speech in high school...COLD SORE.  Anxious about a promising interview...COLD SORE.  Excitedly apprehensive about a first date...COLD SORE.  And of course these are all events where you want to look and feel your best but it's almost impossible to do so with a cold sore.

Thankfully as adult I seem to have fewer stress inducing events.  But I still get them when I let myself get run down and worn out from every day stress.  And while it never feels good to go out with a cold sore, some are worse than others.  Sometimes I will get a small cold sore that is almost completely unnoticable but I can always feel it.  For the most part I've gotten over being so self conscious that I won't go places with a cold sore.  But these days my bigger worry is trying not to pass them to my kids.

I know I started getting cold sores early in childhood.  And I'm sure I got them from my own mom, who also suffered from them her whole life.  This is typically the same for most of the 80 million Americans who suffer from cold sores.  It's estimated that 90% of adults have been infected with the virus but only 20-40% actually develop cold sores, which left untreated go through 5 stages during their 7-10 day course, and can sometimes last for up to 2 weeks.
For most of my childhood and teens years there was very little to be done with the highly contagious annoyances of cold sores except trying not to spread it (by limiting personal contact such as kissing or sharing drinks or utensils) and waiting for them to heal.  When Abreva came out I was thrilled.  You can usually find some in my purse and my desk at work.  If I use it as soon as I start to feel the telling tingle I can sometimes avoid an outwardly visible breakout all togetherBut even if I do get a visible cold sore Abreva DOES shorten the time it takes to heal and all without the discomfort of some of the old school treatments I had used when I was young.

Why Abreva?
Other brands claim to heal cold sores as fast as Abreva® and may even imitate the packaging. These "look- alike" cold sore treatments tout healing claims, but Abreva® is the only pharmacist recommended over-the-counter medication approved by the FDA that is proven to shorten healing time and duration of cold sore symptoms by penetrating deep to the root and blocking the spread of the virus to healthy cells.

Abreva® is recommended for adults and children 12 years and over  Apply Abreva® directly to your cold sore, at the first sign of a tingle, redness, bump or itch five times a day until your cold sore is healed, for a maximum of 10 days.  Remove any cosmetics prior to applying Abreva®. If you wish, you can apply cosmetics such as lipstick over Abreva®. To avoid spreading the infection, always use a separate applicator, like a cotton swab, to apply cosmetics to an unhealed cold sore.  And always wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after treating your cold sore.
Next time you have a cold sore, try Abreva® risk free.  If you aren't completely satisfied with Abreva® for any reason, save your receipt and remaining product, and call 1-877-709-3539 to get your money back.

Abreva® heals cold sores fast and allows you to get back to all of life’s important moments, big and small this holiday season!
Disclaimer: I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Abreva, and received free product and compensation in return for my participation.


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