Ever Have One of THOSE Days? {$100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!}

Marla Meridith

December 2, 2016


Ever have one of those days? You wake up feeling pretty awesome. The you go take a visit to the mirror. All of a sudden a great day becomes more of a freak show. You have a little visitor on the edge of your mouth. It starts to burn & then aches something awful. Not fun. Who wants their beautiful face to be taken over by an unsightly beast? No one I know. Let’s debunk some myths here guys. That’s right, let’s get to the bottom of…..cold sores.

Hey, stuff happens sometimes when we least expect it. The great news is…you can Fight with Medicine, not Myth!   Take a tiny tube of Abreva® with you when you travel. Tuck some in your makeup bag and medicine cabinet.


There’s quicker fixes then swabbing your face with vanilla extract, clinging to freezing ice cubes, and putting cold milk compresses on the sore spot. You can treat yourself with true medicine.

We’ve all heard those medicine wives’ tales, most of which we WANT to believe are true.

When you find yourself using iced batteries to help your cold sores, it’s time you re-evaluate your plan of action, and fight it with a reliable option like Abreva®. There is a real, more genuine, solution to your medical concern. Thank goodness for modern science! When we fall victim to this kind of thing all we want are quick and painless solutions, right?! Did you know:  Abreva® is the only FDA approved OTC medicine to shorten the healing time of your cold sore.

When used at the first sign, Abreva® can heal a cold sore in as few as 2 ½ days.* Abreva® is available without a prescription in the cough/cold aisle at all major Drug, Mass, and Grocery retailers. They try to make it as easy as possible for folks who suffer from this condition.

*Median Healing Time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.

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  • Stephanie Phelps
    Posted at 07:19h, 02 December

    I seem to be the one in our family that gets them every single year and it is so painful and embarrassing!

  • Stephanie Phelps
    Posted at 07:20h, 02 December
  • Lisa Brown
    Posted at 07:32h, 02 December

    my husband gets cold sores when tried and stressed

  • Lisa Brown
    Posted at 07:33h, 02 December


  • Kristen Brooks
    Posted at 07:39h, 02 December

    I have never had a cold sore, but I’m thankful I haven’t had to deal with that!

  • Mita
    Posted at 07:41h, 02 December
  • Mita
    Posted at 07:42h, 02 December

    My Mom suffers from cold sores.

  • mami2jcn
    Posted at 08:08h, 02 December

    Luckily we don’t suffer from cold sores.

  • mami2jcn
    Posted at 08:09h, 02 December


  • vaishali
    Posted at 08:09h, 02 December

    Me. Every month. Like a cycle..:(

  • Kristen D
    Posted at 09:37h, 02 December

    Luckily no one in my family seems to get them. But glad to know this works!

  • Jessie C.
    Posted at 09:52h, 02 December

    I suffer from cold sores when temperature drops sharply.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C.
    Posted at 09:52h, 02 December


  • christopher sorel
    Posted at 10:55h, 02 December

    my wife suffers from cold sores and hard to ride of sometimes

  • christopher sorel
    Posted at 10:56h, 02 December

    abreva is the only one that clears it up for my wife and tweeted https://twitter.com/cjsorel/status/804745989437456385

  • Mary Beth Elderton
    Posted at 11:03h, 02 December

    I have had cold sores, and Abreva is the only thing I have ever found that worked well!

  • Mary Beth Elderton
    Posted at 11:04h, 02 December
  • Judie
    Posted at 11:30h, 02 December

    I get them and found out Abreva earlier this year. Love the stuff!

  • Leslie Kiley
    Posted at 11:44h, 02 December

    I hardly ever get cold sores, thank goodness. I do have friends that do and they do use Abreva when they get them and it is like magic! Poof, gone!

  • Leslie Kiley
    Posted at 11:53h, 02 December
  • Jamie
    Posted at 12:12h, 02 December

    I don’t not suffer from cold sores, but many in my family do.

  • Tina Szymoniak
    Posted at 12:24h, 02 December

    When I get an occasional cold sore,if I put ice on it right away it does seem to help. I also try to take lysine internally and externally. But I definitely want to get Albreva and give it a try. Thanks for the info! Have an amazing day!

    • Tina Szymoniak
      Posted at 12:25h, 02 December

      Oops! Abreva! : )

  • sharon bontz
    Posted at 12:32h, 02 December

    My sister get these about4 times a year.

  • connie danielson
    Posted at 12:43h, 02 December

    yes I am just getting my cold sore to finally go away this week! i hate cold sores!

  • Lynda M.
    Posted at 12:48h, 02 December

    Luckily I’ve never had a cold sore, but my mother-in-law gets them. I’ll have to tell her about Abreva!

  • Lynda M.
    Posted at 12:51h, 02 December
  • Sharon
    Posted at 13:13h, 02 December

    My sister suffers from them frequently.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 13:13h, 02 December
  • Michelle
    Posted at 14:42h, 02 December

    No that hasn’t been a problem in my family.

  • Dawn
    Posted at 15:03h, 02 December

    I’ve had friends that dealt with cold sores, but luckily myself and my family has not.

  • Julie Wood
    Posted at 15:25h, 02 December

    My sister suffers from cold sores and so does my Dad. I am glad that I do not though!

  • Julie Wood
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 December


  • Elena
    Posted at 15:32h, 02 December

    I get cold sores sometimes.

  • Elena
    Posted at 15:33h, 02 December
  • Maribel F
    Posted at 17:54h, 02 December

    My husband gets cold sores especially in the summer.We would definitely try abreva

  • Bianca
    Posted at 18:22h, 02 December

    one of my friends does!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 19:04h, 02 December

    i get them sometimes

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 19:05h, 02 December
  • Natalie
    Posted at 11:48h, 03 December

    My brother gets cold sores regularly, and I usually get about 4 a year. My sister in law, however, gets at least 1 a month.

  • Natalie
    Posted at 11:51h, 03 December
  • CR WIlliams
    Posted at 17:44h, 03 December

    No we don’t suffer from cold sores. Thank God!

  • CR WIlliams
    Posted at 17:45h, 03 December
  • Lorena Keech
    Posted at 21:31h, 03 December

    I used to get them frequently. Fortunately, (knock wood,)I don’t get them anymore.

  • Blima Spetner
    Posted at 00:09h, 04 December

    yes yes we suffered!!!LOL

  • Kesha
    Posted at 01:38h, 04 December

    My daughter does get cold sores and her lips stay chapped.

  • Kesha
    Posted at 01:40h, 04 December
  • kim L.
    Posted at 10:41h, 04 December

    fortunately and unfortunately I am the only one that suffers from fever blisters in my family….

  • Lauren M
    Posted at 07:35h, 05 December

    My Mother-in-law does…and I’m thankful I haven’t had any yet!

  • Kim
    Posted at 11:47h, 06 December

    Ugh, I do! They are the WORST!!

  • Valerie Birr
    Posted at 07:10h, 08 December

    My daughter and I frequently get cold sores, and she LOVES Abreva.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 13:11h, 08 December

    I know that several of my friends as well as my sister-in-law get cold sores.

  • Alina
    Posted at 07:10h, 09 December

    I’m the one in the family that suffers from cold sores. It’s not fun at all.

  • Alina
    Posted at 07:11h, 09 December
  • Stafford
    Posted at 07:16h, 09 December

    Several of us get cold sores throughout the year.

  • Stafford
    Posted at 07:16h, 09 December
  • Sean
    Posted at 07:19h, 09 December

    I have both friends and family that get ’em.

  • Sean
    Posted at 07:20h, 09 December
  • Amy Tong
    Posted at 18:30h, 09 December

    My friend suffer from cold sores from time to time. glad to know this works well. thanks for sharing

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Amy Tong
    Posted at 18:32h, 09 December
  • Madeline
    Posted at 10:57h, 10 December

    My mom gets cold sores.

  • Madeline
    Posted at 10:58h, 10 December
  • kim L.
    Posted at 20:43h, 13 December

    I think you jinxed me!!! I have one as we speak….it came up suddenly out of no where and I am out of abreva!

  • kim L.
    Posted at 20:45h, 13 December
  • kim L.
    Posted at 11:15h, 19 December

    my daughter woke up with one today her first one!

  • Ellie Wright
    Posted at 00:47h, 23 December

    I get one every time I get sick or spend too much time in the sun. I hate them!

  • Ellie Wright
    Posted at 00:47h, 23 December
  • Elizabeth pergande
    Posted at 12:21h, 23 December

    My husband suffers occasionally!

  • Elizabeth pergande
    Posted at 12:24h, 23 December
  • Jody Champion
    Posted at 06:17h, 24 December

    My husband gets cold sores with stress.

  • Rebecca W
    Posted at 20:38h, 24 December

    We don’t get cold sores in the winter. Usually we just deal with chapped lips from the cold! Having a good lip balm really helps.

  • Susan Smith
    Posted at 18:17h, 26 December

    My husband suffers occasionally from cold sores.

  • Susan Smith
    Posted at 18:18h, 26 December
  • Carolsue
    Posted at 01:00h, 28 December

    My daughter gets really bad cold sores, but they aren’t as bad as they used to be.

  • Karen D
    Posted at 06:20h, 28 December

    I don’t, but my husband used to have occasional cold sores.

  • Thoma Murphy
    Posted at 13:48h, 30 December

    My dad always gets cold sores.

  • Thoma Murphy
    Posted at 13:49h, 30 December
  • Kristen
    Posted at 22:26h, 30 December

    I don’t think anybody around me gets them….that I know of.

  • Kristen
    Posted at 22:26h, 30 December
  • Barbara Montag
    Posted at 22:50h, 30 December

    Yes now and them some of us get cold sores – no fun!
    thank you

  • Barbara Montag
    Posted at 22:50h, 30 December
  • LAMusing
    Posted at 00:53h, 31 December

    I don;t get cold sores, but a dear friend of mine does.

  • LAMusing
    Posted at 00:54h, 31 December
  • Cheryl B
    Posted at 10:14h, 31 December

    I suffer from cold sores in the Winter.

  • Cheryl B
    Posted at 10:15h, 31 December
  • Jeannett
    Posted at 10:09h, 01 February

    Definitely need to try this next time I’m coming down with a cold sore!


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