This post has been sponsored by Abreva® . All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m just going to say it: cold sores are the absolute worst. That itchy, sensitive tingling feeling before one forms is a feeling that I know all too well. I’ve been prone to cold sores since high school. It’s been a long constant battle with them. Luckily, I’m equipped to win the fight against cold sores with the help of Abreva.
Abreva has been my secret combat weapon against cold sores for ten whole years. That’s a long term commitment, but when you find a product that works for you then you stick with it. And the Abreva Pump works like a charm. I use it at the first tingle of a cold sore to block the virus from infecting healthy cells. Based on lab studies, Abreva can get rid of your cold sore in 2.5 days when used at the first sign.*
*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.
Our local CVS store always has the Abreva Pump in stock. I love that kind of reliability. Abreva is in multiple places in store – the cough, cold and flu aisle, the oral care aisle, front of the counter and sometimes near the pharmacy. It’s the only nonprescription FDA approved cold sore treatment to shorten healing time.
The Abreva pump is incredibly convenient to just grab and go since it’s on the aisle at CVS. No waiting in line for prescriptions, no waiting for refills. Just visit you local CVS, pick up your cream, and get on the road to relief. Or you can shop it now online.
Cold sores are more common than you think. They arise for a number of reasons including stress, sunburn, fevers, allergies, and even certain foods. I’m sure you can guess that my most common cause is from stress. As a gal that likes to do it all, a cold sore usually makes an appearance the moment I realize I’ve overworked myself.
One of the biggest myths about cold sores is that they’re only contagious when you can physically see the blister. This is so NOT true. A cold sore is contagious from start to finish. Yes, even from its first itchy tingle before visibility. It’s a big bummer when all you want to do is kiss your husband, but you have to play the waiting game. The only thing worse than having a cold sore is spreading it to another person.
If you look in our medicine cabinet, you’ll always find Abreva because I consider it an essential for the cold season. I personally love that the pumps are compact so that it’s easily transportable. When I feel a cold sore comin’ on, I can throw the Abreva pump into my bag and apply it throughout the day. It exponentially shortens the healing time of cold sores and reduces the duration of the pain, burning, itching, and tingling feeling when used at the first sign.
Abreva has had my back for ten years and it’s just as reliable as ever. Cold sores don’t stand a chance of hanging around long when I reach for my Abreva pump. Do you struggle with cold sores? Have you ever tried Abreva’s products? Let’s chat below in the comments section.