Cold Sores Be Gone with Abreva & a Giveaway


Did you know that approximately 80 million Americans will experience at least one cold sore during the year? Although it is often a taboo topic, cold sores are very common. As temperatures continue to drop and winter-related illnesses rise, the chance of a cold sore being triggered increases. Cold temperatures and illness are just two triggers that can cause cold sore outbreaks. Other triggers include sun exposure, injury to the mouth, lack of sleep and stress.

There are many myths about cold sore treatments (i.e. using ice or tea bags, pricking it with a needle, etc.) however these remedies have not been clinically proven to heal cold sores or shorten the healing time. Although home remedies may make it temporarily feel better, using them can possibly make the cold sore worse.

Abreva ( is the only over the counter cold sore medicine that is FDA approved to shorten healing time. It speeds healing like a prescription but without one.

Tips on How to how to treat and lessen you risk of a cold sore:

1. Get plenty of rest. A worn-down body is more likely to get sick and finds
it harder to keep the virus inactive.
2. Don’t share personal items or kiss for the entire cold sore life cycle.
3. Use sunscreen to avoid over exposure to the sun, even in the winter.
4. Go to for more information on triggers and treatment.
5. If you are one of the 20 to 40 percent of people who have the virus and
actually experience an outbreak, have your solution handy and start
your treatment at the first tingle.

My family and I don’t suffer from cold sores but for all you who do……

Two lucky Mama Report readers will win Abreva.

Please use the Rafflecopter entry method provided.

Winners will be verified.


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  1. Always with abreva! its like magic!!!

  2. Christina Gould says

    I just let them heal on their own. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I’ve been using Abreva for some time, and it really works! Appreciate the giveaway!

  4. I don’t mess with them

  5. Neil Ammer says

    Usually with salt water

  6. Michelle Fosnaugh says

    Most of the time I put Carmex on it, not sure if it really helps LOL

  7. Blistex

  8. I get them as often as once a month. As soon as I feel one coming on I take a protein/vitamin called L-Lysine. If I catch it quick enough it doesn’t even fully form! GNC also sells L-Lysine as a “lip balm”. I’ve even used a prescription from a doctor. I’ve never tried Abreva before but would like to see if it works.

  9. Hubby gets these all the time and Abreva is the only thing that works.

  10. crystle tellerday says

    whatever medicine is on sale

  11. I use Abreva, and I also take large doses of lysine once I feel one coming on.

  12. EMMA L HORTON says


  13. Aletha Scott says

    I’ve never had one

  14. Katherine D. says

    I actually treat them with abreva!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I use Abreva. Over the years I guess I tried just about everything. Then, I found that Abreva actually works and works quickly.

  16. Stephanie Phelps says

    I usually just use camphor and it works a little

  17. Thx for the giveaway! I hear Abreva is great! GLA.

  18. paige chandler says

    I get a Zovirax script from my dentist.

  19. Debra Hall says

    i put a hot wash cloth on it

  20. I use Herpecin L. It works good.

  21. I try to NOT get one. I always use a lip balm with SPF because getting a sunburn on my lips causes cold sores for me.

  22. I usually try to let them heal on their own

  23. I normally just let them go away on their own.

  24. The best treatment is as soon as you feel it coming on, dab a glob of white paste toothpaste on it and let it dry. It works like magic. A dentist told me this idea. Use at bedtime.

  25. oragel

  26. i just use the cvs brand cold sore treatment

  27. Cindy Merrill says

    I take 500mg of Lysene every 48 hours and 1000 mg if my lip starts to tingle. It generally prevents coldsores, but not always.

  28. Michele Hunter says

    I’ve never had a cold sore yet but would like to have this in my medicine cabinet just in case my luck runs out.

  29. I use abreva!

  30. My son gets them all the time. Carmex helps a little.

  31. Neosporin helps

  32. I never had treated my frequent outbreaks of cold sores when I get them I just leave them alone.

  33. Robin Quick says

    I use Abreva!

  34. tamra childers says

    dont mess with them

  35. It depends on what I have on hand I like Lipsil and carmex but they are mostly for relieving symptoms .I have always wanted to try abreva but the cost has made it so I have not been able to try it to see if it works .If I knew it worked for me I would than not have a problem with the cost because anything that works is worth the price

  36. I treat cold sores with carmex

  37. i’ve never had a cold sore, but my mom gets terrible cold sores. i think she uses abreva.

  38. I let them heal on their own

  39. susan varney says

    let them run their course

  40. I have always let them heal on their own but would love to try the Abreva.

  41. I use Abreva & sometimes I also will break open a Vit.E capsule & put that on to soothe the sore too.

  42. I hate getting cold sore’s, and I work with little kids, and get them often in the winter. I have tried using cheaper alternatives to Abreva before, but nothing works like it. It gets ride of the cold sore in no time, and with a cold sore, you want it to be gone ASAP. Its expensive, but worth it.

  43. I use an old fashioned can of Bud’s Suave. My mother bought this when I was a little girl and it is great for chapped skin but I’m not sure this helps with healing cold sores faster but I use it to keep it from cracking or bleeding and it works great for that. I would love to try Abreva. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. It just so happens that I have one now. For some reason if I eat chips it causes them in the corner of my mouth so I don’t eat chips often because of this but I ate a small bag with a subway sandwich and sure enough I woke up with one the next morning.grrrr

  44. sarah shult says

    I use Abreva already and love it

  45. Heather H. says

    Thankfully, I don’t ever get them! I have had a few of them in my life, but I would really love to win this for my DAD! He gets them ALL the time, especially working outdoors everyday like he does. He is constantly battling them and he only uses Carmex for them, which doesn’t seem to help that much. This would be great for him to try!

    heatherhaddox at yahoo dot com

  46. Michelle R. says

    As soon I start to feel it I take L-lysine vitamins,

  47. another medicated ointment, but I’ve wanted to try abreva

  48. Kristy Thiel says

    I use abreva and love it!

  49. Abreva works wonders at our house!

  50. Allison Lancaster says

    Abreva or just let them heal on their own.

  51. i use abreva

  52. I normally use generic products.

  53. nannypanpan says

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  54. sheryl cullum says

    I usually suffer through them using lots of chapstick I just got rid of one
    amasfuntime at yahoo dot com

  55. We use Abreva

  56. Rebecca Niehaus says

    I don’t get cold sores, but my mom does and she uses Blistex.

    Rebecca Niehaus
    imsosweepy at gmail dot com

  57. Tanac.

  58. kathy pease says

    i usually use abreva myself 🙂

  59. I just let them heal own their own

  60. Carol Andries says

    I take several L-lysine vitamins within the first few days. Always seems to help alot!

  61. I use Abreva…

  62. Sometimes I try to just ignore them and hope they’ll heal quickly. Sometimes I get abreve or another OTC item, and sometimes I need an Rx.

  63. I just let them heal on their own.

  64. I ususually apply Vaseline to keep them from cracking.

  65. K. Cleaver says

    I use medicine prescribed by my doctor. It really kicks it.

  66. Luckily I have never had one. My sister used a prescription.

  67. Evelyn Goettner says

    I use Abreva.

  68. Debbie Kennedy says

    I use prescription zovirax
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  69. I let them heal on their own.


  70. Kelly Marceau says

    I put blistex on them and just try to leave them alone

  71. Jamie Brigham says

    I use vaseline usually and ice

  72. I use Abreva.

  73. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ says

    I leave it alone
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  74. annette campbell says

    I use Abreva. Seriously, it is the best ever. I’m almost out, I need some more!!

  75. I use Abreva/chapstick/Blistex.

  76. Debbie jackson says

    blistex products

  77. Stephen Viele says


  78. Brittney House says

    My husband gets them alot and he used abreva or campo phenique

  79. Doone England says

    My son gets them, poor fella, and I always get him Abreva!

  80. Desiree Dunbar says

    I use Abreva when I have a cold sore.

  81. When I’m at home, I’ll use a paste of baking soda and water. It dries out the blisters.
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  82. I usually just use Blistex

  83. Manda Valenti says

    We always try using salt water to heal them.


  84. Abreva!

  85. I put Neosporin on them as soon I as I feel it start to happen

  86. usually I use carmex

  87. Angela Winesburg says

    I use Abreva

  88. I try to prevent them with diet, lysene and keeping stress down otherwise I use carmex

  89. Kellie Rose Wilson says

    with abreva..only ting I have found that works and I take lysine pills once a day

  90. abreva

  91. Different things. Toothpaste, carmex, etc.

  92. I use Herpecin L

  93. Abreva, nothing better.

  94. chapstik

  95. Ashley Tucker says

    Let them run go away on their own usually

  96. Maria Gabriel says

    Usually just basic chapstick.

  97. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I just recently discovered Abreva-I am a life-long cold sore sufferer-it really works great!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  98. I use Abreva and acutally bought stock in the company about 5-10 years ago! (Not many shares though!)

    contestscott33 (at) gmail

  99. I used a store brand ointment before.

  100. Lots of times i put Carmex on it.

  101. I have used Herpecin-L in the past and I take Lysine to guard against them.

  102. I treat them with abreva in a tube

  103. Belinda Shaw says

    I use Ora-gel.

  104. Gina Ferrell says

    Always with abreva! It really does work. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  105. Darlene White says

    Vitiman e

  106. shirley pebbles says

    My husband gets them. He usually just lets them heal and doesn’t do anything.

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  107. With Abreva!!

  108. Deborah Wallin says

    I just put Carmex on them

  109. jodi lasher says

    I usually just use carmex because it is cheaper.. My daughter has a rough time and gets them often but i am on limited income so it’s very hard to buy the really good stuff that would work

  110. Amanda Hoffman says

    toothpaste it helps it dry out

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