26.12.12

Soothe & Heal Cold Sores Quickly With Abreva & $25 Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway

We have a busy holiday season every single year. In fact, we have already been busy preparing for our upcoming feast and family gathering. The four of us always go to my mom-in-law's house for Christmas Eve to be with my husband's side of the family. We stay there until late in the afternoon eating, enjoying seeing family we don't see often, opening presents and eating again! Then, we pile into the car and head towards North Carolina to do it all again the next day.

Unfortunately, another occurrence during the winter season are cold sores. I, along with about 80 million other Americans, am cursed with cold sores every single year when the winter weather comes in with the cold, dry air. Cold sores are blisters that form around the lips. If you've never experienced a cold sore, you are very lucky! These little suckers are painful and unsightly. Trying to cover them makes them worse, so they are pretty much out there for everyone in the world to see and stare at. It's embarrassing, to say the least.

What causes cold sores? There are several triggers, including stress, hormones, fatigue, UV rays, having a weak immune system from other illness, such as a cold or flu and many others. For myself, my triggers are usually either fatigue and lack of sleep or a prior illness that has caused my immune system to be weak. Just two weeks ago I had my first cold sore of the season, which arrived at the end of a horrible virus that passed around our family. Just when I thought I was getting better, my lip started hurting and I immediately knew I was in trouble. However, I always have Abreva nearby in case of an emergency.

Having a cold sore hurts, making it sometimes hard to smile, laugh and even talk depending on how bad they are. I have to watch what kinds of foods I eat when having a cold sore, too. Since they pop up on my lips, they are right in a very sensitive area. I can't even kiss my husband or boys! Plus, they can even stick around up to 2 weeks if left untreated. That's why I keep Abreva in our medicine cabinet and, at the first sign of a cold sore, I break out Abreva and put it to work.
The kids and I love making funny faces. I could NOT do this if I had a cold sore!
As soon as I put Abreva on my cold sore, it begins to tingle just a bit and within a short period of time, it already starts feeling better. It's soothing and sets my mind at ease because I know it will help. Why? It is the only over-the-counter medication proven to shorten healing time! It goes into the skin and strengthens it from inside out, making the cells in the skin barriers against the cold sore virus. No other cold sore medicine can do what Abreva does by soothing and healing skin. The other medicines I've tried usually made my skin more irritated.

The next time you feel a cold sore beginning to form, get some Abreva and put it to the test. You will not be disappointed. It is satisfaction guaranteed, too, so even if you aren't amazed by Abreva like I am, you can get your money back. There is no reason to suffer through cold sores any more!

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Disclaimer: I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Abreva, and received free product and compensation in return for my participation.

58 comments:

benz1171 said...

I have not had a cold sore.

Lisa Brown said...

I do not get cold sores.

JC said...

I use Abreva to help.

Tami Vollenweider said...

I get Cold Sores. I usually let them heal by themselves

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Mami2jcn said...

I haven't gotten cold sores.

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Zephyr Hill said...

I don't but my son does and I'd love to try Abreva! Usually we just use Vaseline or Lanolin. Anne Sweden

Kimberly said...

I have never had a cold sore

Tammy S said...

I have never had a cold sore.

sandy1955 said...

I do not get them but very familiar with Abreva because my son-in-law gets them and will only use abreva for them

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Janet W. said...

It has been several years since I've ever gotten a cold sore. In the past I have used Carmex.

jill24295 said...

I'm lucky enough not to get cold sores.

one frugal lady said...

I've never had a cold sore... but I wouldn't know what to do if I did get one!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I don't get cold sores.
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Keely said...

no but my daughter does and we use zicam usually.

Jennireesa/Jennifer W. said...

No cold sores for me...

Julie Rupert said...

I do get them. I usually just use Carmex and wait for them to go away.

Christy said...

I don't get cold sores but my husband does. I don't think he uses anything on them. He suffers through them.

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Crystal Irvin said...

i usually just use a truck load of carmex for my cold sores

Barbara Montag said...

I get cold sores once in awhile.
Try to wait them out.
Next time I'm getting Abreva!
Thank you.

Rachel said...

I've had one. Treated with CVS brand treatment.

Terri. said...

I don't get cold sores.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i haven't had a cold sore in years if i get one, i'll definitely use abreva, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

Betsy said...

no i dont

pennelope merriweather said...

yes I do!! I've used many different products, would love to win this to help them..!! Thanks for this giveaway!

Jan Messali said...

I do get cold sores and have tried many different products. Honestly, Abreva is the only one that works well for me. It definitely shortens the duration.

Haylee said...

I've never had a cold sore but my family gets them bad, so fingers crossed I never get one.

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kari jasus said...

i treat cold sores with the cheaper version

Amanda said...

I rarely get them but when I do, I usually will use Carmex (in the little jar) and salt...yes salt! It burns like heck but it dries them up!
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Dijah A said...

I don't get cold sores.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I don't get cold sores

Teresa said...

I do get cold sores or fever blisters. I use Abreva.

Nicole said...

I do not get them, my SO does.

Lilian said...

I use aspirin and salt for cold sores. And I might also numb it if it gets too painful.

Allison Downes said...

I rarely get them

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Unknown said...

oh i hate them

sohamolina said...

I get cold sores and I use Carmex.

Elena said...

I don't get cold sores

Courtnie Miller said...

I get them, and I use abreva!

Joanne said...

I do get cold sores and I treat them with abreva.

degood said...

Yes, sometimes I use farmed sometimes abreva.

Tj and Amy said...

my husband does and uses abreva. amypugmire@live.com

MANDY83 said...

yes and Ive used abreva to treat them
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MsWhoWho said...

I used to get cold sores when I was a teen but no more. I used to treat it with otc ointment and ice to reduce swelling

Romapr said...

I haven't had one but a family member does. She uses an herb to prevent them and Abreva if she forgets her herbs and has one. Thanks!


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Courtney B said...

i've never had a cold sore before

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Tamra said...

I've been lucky to not get cold sores!

amber said...

luckily i don't!

One Southern Girl said...

Yes I do... they're down right uncomfortable. Typically, I use a salve (with herbs and essential oils that smells decidedly medicinal) and drink lemon balm tea. Oh yeah, and try to avoid stress which seems to be my trigger. :/

MamaStace said...

I'm lucky enough to not have had to suffer from cold sores

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ellen b said...

I have used abreva

Tian Ayubi said...

Yes I did, and I soothed them with a product from Whole Foods.

ellie said...

I do get them and I always treat them with Abreva.

naomi c said...

i dont get them - thank goodness!

Yipperbear said...

i used to but rarely do.

Tylerpants said...

I dont get cold sore but my husband does. He uses Abreva or the CVS brand. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Thomas Murphy said...

I don't get cold sores
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trixx said...

I don't get them often but when I do, I use some Carmex or Abreva

alisha richard said...

i dont get cold sores :(

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