How I Handle Cold Sores with Abreva
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Whenever I feel the first warning sign of a cold sore, I immediately apply Abreva to that area. Abreva can get rid of a cold sore in 2.5 days* when used at the first sign, so I almost always have Abreva within arm’s reach! I keep a tube in my purse, my bathroom drawer, and in my travel bag. Beyond simply being prepared with Abreva, I’m also conscious of common triggers that can cause a cold sore to pop up. Sun exposure, stress, and not getting good sleep are three things that are a perfect recipe for a cold sore to pop up on my face. I can always tell when I’m about to deal with one when I feel a slight itch and soreness in the same spot on my face. Some people may experience another sign like redness or tingling skin.
*Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed by 2.5 days.
Cold sores are sometimes unavoidable, and the best thing you can do to get back to feeling like yourself again is to be prepared with Abreva so you can attack the outbreak right away. And for someone in a job that requires putting your face out to the world, I know the desperate feeling of wanting a cold sore to go away as fast as possible, and that is why I always apply Abreva when I’m fighting one – nothing works faster**.
**Among OTC cold sore products when used at the first sign
I’ve spoken quite candidly about the fact that I deal with cold sores through my Instagram Stories, and it’s always encouraging to hear from those of you that also suffer that I consciously try to normalize them by continuing on with my “regular programming”, despite having am embarrassing cold sore on my face.
It’s taken a long time, but I’ve really made it a practice to be kind to myself when I’m battling a cold sore, so I can quickly get back to feeling confident, with the help of Abreva.