Use abreva at the first tingle to block the virus from infecting healthy cells.
Simply put, Abreva works faster to shorten cold sore healing time. Abreva reduces the duration of pain, burning, itching or tingling. In fact, median healing time of a cold sore with Abreva is 4.1 days used at the first sign, whereas if left untreated, a cold sore can last approximately 8-10 days. Abreva cream comes in a tube or pump and uses the same formula. Of course to be sure Abreva is right for you, always read and follow the label or ask your doctor or pharmacist.