Cold Sores

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(Herpes Labialis Disease Finding)
Herpes labialis or "orolabial herpes" is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). An outbreak typically causes small b...
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Common Cold Sores treatments discussed around the web
Valtrex 3,823 Abreva 2,834 Zovirax 2,364
106,619 conversations around the web about Cold Sores to help you make a decision
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Abreva
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Zovirax
Other name: Docosanol (Docosanol)
Other name: Acyclovir (Acyclovir)
4.0
3.0
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Method of use:
Ointment
Method of use:
Ointment
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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...
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Aciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or acyclovir (United States Adopted Name, former British Approved Name), chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV,is a guanosine nucleic acid analogues antiviral drug, marketed und...
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Top Concerns
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Paranoia
4
Weight Loss
2
Dry Lips
2
Spotting
2
Lack Of Sleep
2
Nausea
1
Weepy
1
Dizzy
1
Addiction
1
Swollen Glands
1
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Zov
Weight Loss
6
Nausea
4
Paranoia
3
Dizzy
2
Weepy
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Vomiting
1
Dry Lips
1
Weight Gain
1
Migraines
1
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2
Nausea
Zov
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1
Paranoia
Zov
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4
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Zov
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Zov
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Zov
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Zov
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Zov
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Zov
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About Abreva
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...
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About Zovirax
Aciclovir (International Nonproprietary Name) or acyclovir (United States Adopted Name, former British Approved Name), chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV,is a guanosine nucleic acid analogues antiviral drug, marketed und...
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moment Abreva works the best for me---I just get stressed...
" ...more. I used to use Zovirax and didn't think it did much. At the moment Abreva works the best for me---I just get stressed out... "

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are triggered by sunburned lips too. Abreva seems to work...
" Mine are triggered by sunburned lips too. Abreva seems to work better than Zovirax for me. If/when I remember,... "

Abreva, which is sold over the counter. It does not work as...
" ...Zovirax ointment on my fever blisters on my lips. It works best when ...Zovirax is prescribed by your doc. My brother also gets them and he uses Abreva, which is sold over the counter. It does n... "

called Zovirax. It works like Abreva except it has some...
" ...she was just over a year old. They're no fun. Especially the first few times she got them. We get a prescription cream called Zovirax. It works like Abreva except it has some anti-viral agent in it... "

Zovirax, I still think OTC Abreva works the best...
" I've been taking L-Lysine as a preventative measure ...touch the coldsore! Having used prescription Zovirax, I still think OTC Abreva works the best when used... "

For now, Abreva is the only OTC cream I found helped...
" ...a prescription cream. I have a cream called zovirax which works wonders for me. It's pricey even with insurance but lasts forever. For now, Abreva is the only OTC cream I found helped me at all.... "

never worked very well for me. I use Zovirax ointment,...
" ...for me. I use Zovirax ointment, but I plan to ask my OB for a prescription on my next visit. This cold... "

used abreva at one point...but the stuff I just used is rx...
" ...abreva at one ...get the name! zovirax is what I used...i got a rx from my dr and it... "

fever blisters. The ABREVA is good but I just have had a...
" ...yesterday no warning sign or anything so I began my Zovirax pills. Anyone else get fever blisters. The ABREVA is good but I just have had a script and I take... "

they spread! I can't take the Abreva cream for some reason....
" ...suspension. But I use the Zovirax Cream and Carmex around my lips/nose. The Zovirax is for helping it not last ...spread! I can't take the Abreva cream for some reason. ...and made the cold/f... "

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