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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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Valtrex 4,183 Abreva 3,042 Zovirax 2,479
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Abreva vs Zovirax

Abreva
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Zovirax
Other name: Docosanol (Docosanol)
Other name: Acyclovir (Acyclovir)
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Method of use:
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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...
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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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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... "

www.disboards.com
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,... "

www.healingwell.com
Abreva, which is sold over the counter. It does not work as...
" I use Zovirax ointment on my fever blisters on my lips. It works best when you start ...that little itchy feeling). Zovirax is prescribed by your doc. My brother also gets ...them and he uses Abreva, which... "

community.thebump.com
called Zovirax. It works like Abreva except it has some...
" DD has been getting cold sores since 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... "

forums.thefashionspot.com
virax, I still think OTC Abreva works the best wh...
" I've been taking L-Lysine as a preventative measure and it's supposed to ...touch the coldsore! Having used prescription Zovirax, I still think OTC Abreva works the best when used... "

forumhealthcare.org
For now, Abreva is the only OTC cream I found helped...
" ...getting 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... "

community.thebump.com
never worked very well for me. I use Zovirax ointment,...
" Abreva never worked very well for me. I use Zovirax ointment, but I plan to ask my OB for a prescription on my... "

forum.purseblog.com
used abreva at one point...but the stuff I just used is rx...
" I used abreva at one point...but the ...me get the name! zovirax is what I used...i got a rx from... "

forums.womansday.com
ever blisters. The ABREVA is good but I just have had a s...
" ...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... "

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

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