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Abreva vs. Herpecin L for Cold Sores

Abreva

OTC
/ 5,500 posts
Other Names: Docosanol

Herpecin L

OTC
/ 102 posts
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 5,500 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Docosanol, also known as behenyl alcohol, is a saturation (chemistry) fatty alcohol used traditionally as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener in cosmetics, nutritional supplement (as an individual entity and also as a constituent of polyicosano... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Abreva vs. Herpecin L

20 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Herpecin-L, Abreva does not work for me at all. You can...
I love Herpecin-L, Abreva does not work for me at all. You can also get a prescription for it. But if you don't have insurance it is close to $90. But when I say it is well worth it,...
little girl... Abreva, although VERY expensive, is GREAT...
...blisters since I was a little girl... Abreva, although VERY expensive, is GREAT.� I used ...I swear by Herpecin L.� It comes in a \"tube\" like chapstick.� It has a quick numbing effect (AND ...
abreva and it hasn't really done much for me. Never heard...
...for the advice Ace. I've tried abreva and it hasn't really done much for me. Never heard of Herpecin L, but I'll look into ...and I've heard valacyclovir is the most effective medicine out there...
Honestly? I use Abreva. It's not natural,...
...Honestly? I use Abreva. It's not natural, but ...outbreak is full-blown, the pain he's in will last until ...excruciating. : I've used Herpecin-L before, too. And I take l-Lysine and watch ...
Honestly? I use Abreva. It's not natural,...
...http://herpes.com/Nutrition.shtml Honestly? I use Abreva. It's not natural, but ...can be excruciating. I've used Herpecin-L before, too. And I take l-Lysine and watch the lysine:arginine...
it. She said just use abreva or herpecin L, b/c they are...
...was 15wks and doctor said not to use it. She said just use abreva or herpecin L, b/c they are both topical meds. Also zorvarix which is a prescription...
it when I first get it. Abreva works well. Also sometimes...
...probably it. I also get a tingle, but just recenlty I started feeling it when I first get it. Abreva works well.  Also sometimes I've had luck with Herpecin L.  Only put medication on the...
they suck! I use Herpecin-L or Abreva. You can get...
...that about dh! Maybe some peace in your life now. I do get fever blisters... they suck! I use Herpecin-L or Abreva. You can get both at Walmart or a drug store. If it has...
helps. I also used Herpecin L (another ointment) 4 time...
...really helps. I also used Herpecin L (another ointment) 4 time ...I opted not to use Abreva this time. I haven't had ...lot of people swear by Abreva. Finally, I have found that...
my favored treatment was called herpecin-L. i'm not sure...
...round. my favored treatment was called herpecin-L. i'm not sure if thats available to you. abreva works better for sore prevention, but i ...actually appears. this is when abreva is best appl...
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