Abreva is probably the most popular product out there for herpes and cold sores treatment  due to its known legitimacy that has been built for a long time. The affordable price and the proven results are what make Abreva the usual choice for many people. Let’s take a look and see if Abreva lives up to their reputation.


Cold sores are usually very irritating and even painful most of the times and they usually take a long time to heal. A cold sore can last for weeks or even more than a month on your lip if left untreated. Abreva is a medically made cream that you can put directly on your lip or any area that outbreaks occur to help fasten the healing process and fight against the viruses.

The Claim
Abreva states on their product that they are the only non-prescription cold sore treatment that is approved by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) on the market therefore their legitimacy is proven. Further reports from customers indicate that applying Abreva can help reducing the severity of cold sores within days after application.

The product is said to produce a reduction in itching and scratching time, and also help reduce the pain that cold sores radiate into the face. Abreva is claimed to be safe to use on children as young as 12 years old.

The Reputation
Abreva’s official website shows photographs and proofs of reduced redness and size of cold sores 24 hours after applying the cream to the area of occurrence.

From observing the reviews from actual customers that purchase Abreva, the general result is that this product does live up to the hype and produce a better result than a lot of its rivals on the market.

The Price
One tube of the Abreva medicine cream’s price is around $29.95 (costs may vary) and includes a free delivery fee when bought from the official website.


Final Evaluation
Abreva works best when it is applied to the outbreaks area early when they occur. This will prevent the rate, redness and size that the cold sores will grow or spread out. Abreva contains a substance named Docosanol. Abreva’s formula is made up of 10% of Docosanol which is the active key ingredient that helps the cells on the lip (or skin) fight against being infected with the cold sores.

The price is perhaps a little on the expensive side for over-the-counter treatment, but compared to some other newer treatments out there (especially ProsurX with the nanoparticles), Abreva is definitely affordable. Cold sores are usually a genetic viral infection so some people constantly get them when under many conditions, while others rarely or never get them. Finally, if you’re the former, then you should definitely consider giving Abreva a try.