Fighting Cold Sores This Holiday Season

During the holidays we not only tend to take a lot of pictures in my family but I also see some family members only once a year at Christmastime.  I usually get my hair done, pick up some clothes for myself and my family and try to look my best.  One thing I don’t have time for or want is a cold sore which would really put a kink in my holiday plans.  While a cold sore may only last a short time on my face, it will last a lifetime in the photos we take and I am sure I will hear about the crater on my face throughout the year from my family members.  Yes my family members will not let me live it down and will tease me about a cold sore.

I tend to get cold sores at the worst possible times, like there is ever a good time to get one. I think for me stress is my trigger for a cold sore and of course I am stressed during the holidays.  I used to get them just inside my mouth but lately they have been working their way right outside my lip.  I can’t kiss my kids, I am self-conscience about pictures and certain foods bother me when I eat them.

Some other triggers of cold sores are:

  • Fatigue can drain your immune system and make you easy prey for a cold sore outbreak
  • Cold weather can cause your lips to dry out and bring out a cold sore.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin and lead to a cold sore.
  • For women, hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle
  • Trauma to your mouth or lips, like an injury or even dental procedure
  • A fever, a cold or the flu can leave you feeling run down and on the defense against a cold sore outbreak

While I am not one for medicines, a cold sore is something I make an exception for and Abreva is my medication of choice.  Abreva is the only over-the-counter medication approved by the FDA that is proven to shorten healing time of a cold sore.  It is the number one pharmacist recommended over-the-counter cold sore treatment that penetrates deep to the root of your cold sore to heal it fast.  Abreva also blocks the spread of the virus to healthy cells, so it doesn’t keep spreading.  At the first sign of a tingle or little red bump, I dab on some Abreva.  It is so nice that I don’t have to go to the doctor and pay my co-pay just to get a prescription for medicine.  I just run over to my nearest drugstore and in 5-10 days I am all healed.  Before Abreva I had cold sores that seemed to last weeks and weeks with no end in sight.  Now I know at least how long Abreva will work.

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  1. Gricelda Castro says:

    I have before and used Abreva.

  2. ive never had one

  3. Barbara Long says:

    I honestly don’t recall ever having a cold sore before.

    longbarb1@aol.com

  4. If I do get a cold sore, I treat it with Abreva.

  5. I use apple cider vinegar, burns at first but clears it right up

  6. Barbara A. Ramirez says:

    I haven’t had a cold sorer since I was in my early teens and that was many, many moons ago. ;)

  7. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  8. julie hawkins says:

    I’ve never had one.

  9. Anne Loyd says:

    I’ve never had one.

  10. Barbara Hunt says:

    I would love this for my mother who gets them all the time. Thanks for the great contest
    bahjeep@aol.com

  11. I had to leave another comment. Don’t worry my family would never let me live it down either if I had a big cold sore or pimple on my face. LOL!! That means they just love us so they don’t want us to forget that one holiday when we had that on our faces.Lol!

  12. I never have needed this.

  13. Jessica Hays says:

    I use abreva!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  14. Andrew L. says:

    Yes I get them and currently use Abreva.

  15. Deirdre S. Franzen says:

    I have used abreva and it works. Haven’t had a cold sore in a long time, though.

  16. I haven’t had one yet, thanks!

  17. Thanks for the giveaway…thankfully, not a sufferer.

  18. Buddy Garrett says:

    I’ve Never had a cold sore.

  19. cassandra mccann says:

    i used toothpaste

  20. I have never had a cold sore before.

  21. carol lewis says:

    I have never had one. My Mom does though and this would be good for her to try. I know they are painful.

  22. I’ve never had one

  23. Vikki Billings says:

    I have never had a cold sore but my mom gets them and she loves Abreva.

  24. Gargle with saltwater.

  25. Thomas Murphy says:

    I have never had a cold sore

  26. I have never had one.

  27. Sarah Yurga says:

    I do not get cold sores, but they are a problem for my husband. He uses Abreeva.

  28. I usually use blistex

  29. Michelle S says:

    I just let them go away on their own.

  30. Fortunately I have never had one.

  31. I never have needed it but my parents have and they love how good it works

  32. Charlene Shaver says:

    I have to deal with them maybe once a year & I use Abreva. It works wonders :)

  33. I’ve never had one

  34. michelle dement says:

    i have never had one but hubby has :(

  35. mary gardner says:

    thankfully i have never had one

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  36. I’ve only had one cold sore, but I’m prone to canker sores…just as bad!

  37. Never had the ‘pleasure’

  38. never had one

  39. Sml Footprints says:

    Yep, unfortunately I’ve had them. The best remedy I’ve found so far (haven’t ever tried Abreva) is to put an alum rock on it the very minute I feel the tingling. That seems to stop it in its tracks. :-)

  40. I’ve never had a cold sore but my husband gets them all the time.

  41. I had my first one a few years ago and I can’t remember what I used, but I remember it hurt and I hated it!

  42. Jessica B says:

    I fortunately don’t have them!

  43. steve mccuan says:

    I would take a hot iron and burn it off , no just kidding I think using Abreva would be a great option ,

  44. amy delong says:

    no cold sores here
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. Michelle Proper says:

    I use to use abreva but the doc gave me a script and they are gone within a day or 2 now. I have MS and they come on when my immune system is off.

  46. stephanie bryant says:

    ive never had a cold sore

  47. Micaela P says:

    I’ve never gotten cold sores but my fiance gets them. He likes abreva to treat his.

  48. Usually I just wait it out and let it heal itself.

  49. pamela mooty hopper says:

    I don’t get cold sores, but my husband does. He uses Abreva.

  50. Laura Bradley says:

    never had one!

  51. Virginia Pigg says:

    I’ve had some a few years ago. I’ve only tried Carmex which was a temporary fix. I didn’t know anybody who personally used Abreva so I never tried it.

  52. Margaret O'Connor says:

    When I start to feel that I am getting one I take the vitamin Lysine which helps. I haven’t tried abreva yet but I would if I had one. I haven’t had a cold sore in several years.

  53. I have never had a cold sore.

  54. Corey Olomon says:

    Yes I have, and Abeva is the only thing (other than time) which helps.

  55. jessica schueler says:

    I dont get them but my husband does and he just loads up on whatever available chapstick there is

  56. I use a wet tea bag on them

  57. Jessica Cox says:

    I have never had a coldsore

  58. I have never had a cold sore, but if I ever got one, I would most likely try Abreva.

  59. Kari Flores says:

    I have never had one thank goodness, my husband gets them though and uses Abreva religiously.

  60. I have never had one

  61. I have never had a COLD SORE…

  62. I havent had one that I know of

  63. I have never had them.

  64. I don’t have cold sores, but my husband does and uses this.

  65. Fortunately I do not get them.

  66. I’ve never had one but my poor husband gets them.

  67. Patrice P. says:

    I have never had a cold sore.

  68. Terry Cross says:

    I’ve never had one

  69. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Ive never had one but my husband gets them around this time every year

  70. Kathy Bose says:

    I use Carmex on my cold sores. Absolutely hate them.

  71. Never had one, but I always use carmex for chapped lips in the winter:)

  72. Mya Murphy says:

    never had one.

  73. I have never had a cold sore, but my sister uses over the counter cold sore medicine

  74. sara wood says:

    I have never had one

  75. Shaunda E. says:

    I have never had a cold sore.

  76. Alex Roach says:

    I’ve never had one thankfully!

  77. Rich Hicks says:

    I have never had cold sores…..knock on wood

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  78. I get them fairly often and I usually just wait it out.

  79. Donald Poole says:

    I rarely get cold sores. When I do, their minor and go away on their own.

  80. I’ve tried tanac before.

  81. Allie Dole says:

    I’ve never had one!

  82. I use Abreva!! It works soo well and FAST!

  83. Nicole Price says:

    I’ve always used Carmex and tried to stay at home until it heals and is less noticeable.

  84. melissa Resnick says:

    i have never had one but my son has gotten one very winter

  85. Mary DeBorde says:

    Knock on wood, but so far I’ve never had one! :)

  86. I’ve never had one.

  87. Tim Anderson says:

    Abreva or campho phenique

  88. I used to get them as a kid and i used neosporin.

  89. Annemarie Z. says:

    I use Abreva!

  90. Marilyn L says:

    never had one,thank heavens

  91. kelley roach says:

    ive never had one

  92. I’ve never had one, but when my husband does, no kissing!

  93. I haven’t had a cold sore since I was a child. I think that it went away on its own.

  94. Michele Baron says:

    I have never had a cold sore…but if I did, I would try Abreva

  95. Dawn Reid says:

    I don;t get them but the hubby does and has used Abreva
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  96. Candice Hull says:

    I’ve never had one
    thank you

  97. never had one

  98. Mary Cloud says:

    I seldom get cold sores but I would try Abreva if I had one
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  99. Susan Smith says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore

  100. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I’ve only gotten them twice in my life and only after a bad case of strep

  101. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I’ve never had one. My sister in law gets them, and they look like they hurt so bad!

  102. I have never had a cold sore and I do not know how to take car of one.

  103. i never had one.

  104. Marty Harris says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore
    marwayhar@gmail.com

  105. Usually neosporin,natural antibiotics.

  106. Amy Hyatt says:

    Haven’t had one!

  107. Jennifer M says:

    I’ve just waited them out, but now I’ll try Abreva.

  108. kathy pease says:

    I use neosporin usually

  109. I use Abreva and it works great!

  110. April Martin says:

    Any medicated lip balm I can find! :)

  111. I have never had a cold sore.

  112. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’ve never had one but my husband gets them. He normally uses neosporin on them.

  113. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Luckily I have never had one… yet!

  114. Naomi Osborn says:

    I’ve never had one!

  115. Never had one.

  116. I have never had a cold sore

  117. I am almost afraid to say I have never had one, but my sister uses Abreva when she gets them!

  118. brandi marcy says:

    works wonders

  119. Helen Keeler says:

    Over the counter carmex.

  120. Never had one!

  121. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I get cold sores in the winter when my immune system is low and have used Abreva to heal them.

  122. *knocks on wood* never had one!

  123. Jennifer V. says:

    I’ve never had one but thanks for the review

  124. jennifer lane says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore, and I feel lucky about that!

  125. I’ve never had a cold sore but if by chance I should get one . I know abreva is readily available to me.

  126. Never had a cold sore.

  127. Never had one :)

  128. carmex. Thank you. Jerri Davis

  129. great product

  130. thankfully never had a cold sore but my bff gets them.

  131. Katharina says:

    I’ve been fortunate and haven’t had a cold sore yet.
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  132. Theresa D says:

    I am happy to say I have never had a cold sore.

  133. Angela Cisco says:

    I rarely get them but when I do I use Carmex.

  134. never had one

  135. Ronald O. says:

    In the past, when I got a cold sore, I would just let it heal on its own.

  136. Luckily I’ve never had one

  137. I get cold sores occasionally and ALWAYS use Abreva.

  138. Amy Green says:

    Had them-the waiting out is always the hardest part.

  139. Haven’t had one

  140. Christine C. says:

    I have not had a cold sore.

  141. I’ve always used Abreva on any cold sores I get

  142. I don’t remember the last time I had one, or what I used, it’s been so long.

  143. Megan Coulantes says:

    I use abreva. It’s a best kept secret. Clears it up in a few days like I never had one.

  144. I’ve never had a cold sore. Thanks for the giveaway.

  145. I have thankfully not had a cold sore yet.

  146. Devin Sabas says:

    never got one

  147. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  148. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I get Cold Sores and sometimes put Neosporin on them

  149. Russell Moore says:

    I tried everything when I was younger, and nothing really worked. Luckily, I don’t seem to get them anymore.

  150. Julie Jones says:

    I’ve never had one but my mom used to use Blistex on hers.

  151. I’ve never had cold sores

  152. I’ve never had a cold sore, but my dad suffers from them. I’m not sure what he uses, but I’ll definitely recommend he tries Abreva!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  153. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE.

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  154. I have never had one.

  155. susan wiener says:

    never get cold sores, thankfully. thx

  156. I don’t get them.

  157. I have never had a cold sore

  158. Priscilla Benavides says:

    In the past I have had them heal on their own!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  159. LISA BLUMENSTEIN says:

    I just keep putting chap stick on my cold sores when I get them.

  160. Jennifer Jordan says:

    I don’t really get cold sores.

  161. tina reynolds says:

    I havent had too yet

  162. I believe I’ve had a few cold sores before, but I used to get canker sores in the mouth quite a bit. While cold sores are more noticeable, canker sores were more painful. It’s good to know Abreva is there if a cold sore pops up.

  163. Bill Elliott says:

    When I get cold sores the only thing that works is Abreva.

  164. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I have never had a cold sore.

  165. Jenn bright says:

    I have never used the product before…

  166. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I have had a cold sore and I used Abreva. It works. Most of my care centers on not passing it on to any one else. This is not the time to share drinks. It is time to use disposable tissues and put them directly into the garbage .

  167. Holly Trudeau says:

    I’ve had one, I apply warm compresses to it then apply Abreeva :)

  168. Susan King says:

    Abreva is my over-the-counter medication of choice for me.

  169. I have never had one.

  170. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I never had a cold sore before

  171. Debby Chandler says:

    I use Abreva and I do get a lot of cold sores as does my mother.

  172. Ive been lucky enough to never have had to deal with one!

  173. michelle warner says:

    i usually put a dab of rubbing alcohol on it then when it dries put chapstick, doesnt do much but dries it out faster

  174. Taking Lysine tablets and Abreva when needed!

  175. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I have never had a cold sore.

  176. Chlorinated water like that in swimming pools, sounds odd but it seems to do the job

  177. I have never had one.

    Thanks!

  178. Brittani Smith says:

    I have never had one, but two of my sisters get them.

  179. Take L-Lysine and Abreva.

  180. Cody Anderson says:

    I make sure to never ever pick at them and use plenty of lip balm to keep them from getting dry.

  181. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore.

  182. Carolyn N. says:

    I don’t remember having had a cold sore.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  183. wendy rozema says:

    i use abreva!

  184. i would take otc ointment.. but its been so long.. it only affected me in teenage years.

  185. use abreva and take carnavora

  186. I take L-Lysine

  187. April Armstrong says:

    I usually use Blistex medicated.

  188. Cover cold sore at night with a white paste toothpaste. It will get cakey. A dentist told me about this and it works better than anything I have ever tried.

  189. courtney b says:

    i’ve never had one! crossing my fingers…

  190. Amy Peschel says:

    I haven’t had one since high school.

  191. sandra davis says:

    i take the lysine when i first fill one coming on…

  192. I use salt or swish with salt-water.

  193. I have never had a cold sores.

  194. Use no name brand medicines for sores.

  195. I have never had a cold sore

  196. Annmarie W. says:

    I’m fortunate not to have had a cold sore for a long time now. But I like to have Abreva around just in case someone in the family gets one!

  197. I’ve had cold sores for years and started using Abreva at least 5 years ago. It’s the only thing I use now.

  198. I’ve never had one but my husband usually gets one in the winter. He used cheap products to make it stop hurting but those didnt make them go away. Then one day I bought him abreeva, which wasnt cheap lol and he said it didnt hurt anymore and that he noticed it went away with a few days.

  199. i never get cold sores

  200. Cindy Merrill says:

    I take Lysine, 500 mg daily, increased to twice a day if I feel my lips tingle.

  201. Heather S says:

    I havent had one so haven’t used it

  202. Kyl Neusch says:

    never had one

  203. sheryl cullum says:

    Use lots of chapstick and wait for it to go away which takes awhile

  204. Yup they have been a problem for me, I have used several other brands/products but would be willing to try abreva again although I am not sure it helped in the past?

  205. Diane Hamel says:

    use abreva

  206. Christine says:

    I’ve never had one before

  207. Knock on wood, I have never had one.

  208. I have never had one (knock on wood), but my son gets them occasionally. Never been really sure how to treat them.

  209. I use Abreva and Lysine.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  210. i use a store brand ointment or whatever is on sale.

  211. I don’t get them like I used to, but I would always have to get a prescription from my doctor. Abreva didn’t exist then! (Now I sound old LOL)

  212. Laura Lynch says:

    i don’t think i’ve ever had one, but it’s good to know what to try in case i do get one instead of wasting time trying to figure out how to make it go away asap. thanks!

  213. bill elliott says:

    When I get a cold sore i use Abreva to take care of it

  214. Never had one so far.

  215. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore

  216. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Thankfully don’t have to deal with cold sores

  217. Sherri Lewis says:

    I have never had a cold sore before…. knock on wood!

  218. Never had a cold sore

  219. I dont get cold sores but my family does and they use abreva

  220. Once in a blue moon when I get one I just let it run its course.

  221. Betsy Barnes says:

    I hardly ever get cold sores, but if I do, I try to not touch it, plus I keep it dry :)

  222. carla bonesteel says:

    Never had one.

  223. I never had one
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  224. I’ve never had a cold core!

  225. Charlene S says:

    I am lucky to say that I do not get them.

  226. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I rarely get cold sores, but when I do I just use chapstick.

  227. casey everidge says:

    i usually get one every year, i use a lot of chapstick

  228. Thankfully, I have never had a cold sore.
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  229. Michelle Gregory says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore, but my lips chap pretty bad every winter and I’m wondering if this would work better than regular chapsticks.

  230. I’ve never had a cold sore – knock on wood.

  231. Kristy Thiel says:

    I use Abreva!

  232. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I have used Abreva for cold sores before.

  233. I have never had one (thankfully) :P

  234. Michelle H. says:

    I get them all the time. I use Abreva and a prescription my doctor gave me when the outbreaks are really bad.

  235. Nicole Larsen says:

    Thankfully I’ve never had one

  236. BARBARA JEAN TRAHAN says:

    I USE ZICAM FOR COLD SORES,BUT ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY ABREVA,BUT EITHER UNABLE TO FIND IT,ORAFFORD IT !!!

  237. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  238. never had one thankfully

  239. never had one

  240. bill norris says:

    never had one

  241. I haven’t had a cold sore in years. I think I use to just leave them alone.

  242. I use ointment.

  243. amanda roach says:

    i use carmex

  244. Meaghan F. says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore before.

  245. Luckily I’ve never had one.
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the contest.

  246. I have never had one.

  247. Theron Willis says:

    Never had ‘em.

  248. I typically use bag balm or vicks vapo rub.

  249. Kimberly Davis says:

    I never had one before.

  250. i never had one

  251. Thank goodness I have never had a cold sore

  252. I’ve actually never had a cold sore.

  253. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore before, but hubby gets about 6 a year

  254. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    I’ve never had one but my dad use to get them often. He used Campho Phenique. That is some stinking stuff! =D

  255. renee walters says:

    I’m fortunate and have never had one before! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!

  256. I had them when I was younger but I haven’t had one in years

  257. soha molina says:

    I use Carmex but will try Abreva now.

  258. I’m lucky that I’ve never had one before!

  259. i use the cheaper alternatives to abreva

  260. tricia dunkle says:

    Ive never had one

  261. i use the cvs version of abreva

  262. Kayleen Considine says:

    I usually use Carmex. I swear by it. Clears them up SO fast!!

  263. I have never had one so this is good information to know

  264. Michelle L says:

    I have never had one

  265. I use a RX cream that is very expensive.

  266. Katie Contests says:

    I’ve never had one, but Abreva is the first brand that comes to mind when I hear “cold sore!”

  267. Monique Rizzo says:

    Ive had one. They SUCK!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  268. I haven’t had any

  269. I’ve never had one that I recall, but I’d definitely try this product if I did.

  270. Linda Lansford says:

    never had one

  271. Nicole Strunk says:

    I haven’t had one in years. I can’t recall how I dealt with it.

  272. If I get one, it’s usually because i haven’t had enough sleep. So if I crash out for a long time…it will go away quickly.

  273. I never had any recently, but I have some in the past.

  274. Chrystal D says:

    Luckily I’ve never had one.

  275. jessica edwards says:

    never had one

  276. Allyson Tice says:

    I have never had them but my sister in law gets them in the summer

  277. Diana Stanhope says:

    I’ve never had one – yet!

  278. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  279. I have never had a cold sore.

  280. It’s been a long long time but I seem to recall that abreva and works pretty well :)

  281. Kim Burnett says:

    I just let them run their course

  282. Andrew Sellen says:

    Never had one. My mother always has.

  283. I haven’t had one, but I would use Blistex or Abrevia

  284. Mark Gosnell says:

    Cool gift.

  285. Rebecca Graham says:

    I have never had one.

  286. DONT lick your lips and dont touch/ pick. The drainage inside the sore seems to spread. Medicate early and just leave it alone!

  287. Erica Barnes says:

    I’ve used Abreva.

  288. Jess McCarthy says:

    I’ve never had one!!!

  289. nannypanpan says:

    i don’t get them but my husband uses abreva
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  290. I use Abreva whenever I get cold sores. Thank you!

  291. I get fever blisters whenever I get sick and I always use Abreva.

  292. Teresa Young says:

    Luckily I have never had to deal with a cold sore.

  293. I’ve fortunately never had one

  294. Kimberly R. says:

    i get them constantly when i stress but i dont use anything.

  295. andre sinclair says:

    i dont really get them so i dont now.

  296. I’ve never had one.

  297. carla aldrich says:

    I get cold sores when I am stressed and with every pregnancy. I like Abreva and also use Carmex.

  298. Debra Hall says:

    i have never had one

  299. I haven’t had a cold sore in years, but when I used to get them, I’d put on some ointment, which usually tasted foul and burned, so I’d be glad to try a new remedy if I should get one again!

  300. cathy henatyszen says:

    I usually let them run their course… tried a few things that didn’t work for me

  301. I used to get them a lot, but since moving to Florida I don’t.

  302. Pamela Halligan says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore.

  303. Oh YES i get cold sores! NOTHING worked to really help until I DID try Abreva. OMY THIS STUFF WORKS. I have it around all the time. If I feel a tingle- I put it on right away. It WORKS.

  304. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Keep it clean and dry

  305. Sharon Kaminski says:

    use chapstick

  306. i get some cold sore medicine, i haven’t had one in years

  307. steve weber says:

    swish with warm salt water.

  308. Deneen K Berry says:

    For kids and adults

  309. Mary Payment says:

    I use medicated blistex.

  310. I usually use Blistex

  311. I have never had a cold sore before.

  312. vickie couturier says:

    I have had them before an keep them moisturized

  313. Angela Kinder says:

    We use Carmex but it takes FOREVER to heal the cold sore.

  314. Tari Lawson says:

    I haven’t had one since I was a teen and I don’t remember how I treated them then.

  315. Dianne McVetty says:

    I haven’t had one in a long time but would treat with abreva

  316. I’ve never had a cold sore, thankfully!

  317. I have rarely ever gotten a cold sore, but I usually put an antibacterial salve on it.

  318. Luckily, I’ve never had a cold sore.

  319. Marti Parks says:

    I have them rarely and Abreva does work pretty well.

  320. Carrie Phelps says:

    I have had one and I used Abreva on it!

  321. I’ve never had one. I know my daughter’s boyfriend had one on Christmas and everytime he ate something salty it hurt. Having something like this would come in handy. Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

  322. ASHLEY WILLIAMS says:

    I haven’t had one, but I would try Abreva if I ever get one. I know someone that used it and it worked really well for him.

  323. i heard you were supposed to put some salt water in your mouth, but not sure if that is helpful.

  324. I haven’t had one but I have a friend who gets them very infrequently. She takes herbs to avoid them but if she gets one she puts on Abreva. Thanks!

  325. I just let them run their course.

  326. I get them, though not as frequently as I used to. What helps me is Abreva, just as soon as I can tell I’m getting one, then keeping my lips well moisturized to avoid cracking.

  327. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    I have had them and we use blistex. They hurt.

  328. Virginia Rowell says:

    I haven’t had one but my daughter gets them and she has used blistex I think on them. (not sure though)

  329. I used the CVS brand treatment

  330. I haven’t had any in a really long time….I’m not sure what, but I guess I’m doing something right!

  331. ruth ramos says:

    i use vaseline

  332. Truth be told I’ve never had one.

  333. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I always used Neosporin

  334. Shelley C. says:

    i have never had one. my hubby gets them and used Carmex

  335. I use Abreva, but in the past I have just suffered with them!

  336. nikki krutz says:

    i use camphophenique…i have never tried abreva

  337. Margaret Smith says:

    I’ve just started getting cold sores a couple of years ago and i didn’t know there was medicine to help they heel faster.

  338. Ann Fantom says:

    I’m lucky to say that I’ve never had a cold sore

  339. I just let them heal on their own

  340. sara mcconville says:

    I just leave them til its gone

  341. I have never had a cold sore but my sister swears by Abreva.

  342. Janice Cooper says:

    I’ve never had a cold sore

  343. I have used abreva and it works great

  344. Jessica Rinker says:

    I am honestly not sure if I’ve ever had one or not, but I’ve never used medication for one, just chapstick and prayer lol

  345. I have never had them but my Father gets them all the time.

  346. I’ve never had one!

  347. I take a prescription antiviral and apply abreva whenever I feel a coldsore coming on.

  348. I’ve never had a cold sore but my sister gets them sometimes

  349. Barbara Montag says:

    I get cold sores once in awhile & try to just ride them out.
    Next time I’m trying Abreva.
    Thank you.

  350. I used to have horrible cold sores as a kid and my mom had me take L-Lysine, a supplement- I think this would work better!

    Thanks!

  351. I use abreva when I get a cold sore.

  352. I’ve never actually had a cold sore.

  353. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post comment on how you take care of cold sores or if you’ve never had one.

    try to keep them clean and out of weather

  354. Tammy Shelton says:

    So blessed… have never had one.

  355. I’ve never had a cold sore. My husband gets them. He ices it & applies Abreva.

  356. Jennifer T. says:

    I have been lucky to never have had a cold sore.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  357. I have never had a cold sore

  358. Laura Jacobson says:

    Sometimes stress brings them on and the only thing that helps is just time! I would love to try the Abreva!

  359. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Are ther people who have never had a cold sore? I usually use Blistex

  360. I can’t remember if or when I had a cold sore. My husband gets them all of the time.

  361. I can’t say I’ve ever had a cold sore before but I know my sister gets them all the time o.O
    For her, she usually uses natural remedies as far as I know.

    Thank you for this great giveaway :)

  362. Debra Getsinger says:

    I buy cold sore medicine.

  363. melissa teears says:

    I use abreva

  364. when I do get one, it has been rare lately (knock on wood) I usually put vitamin E on it and let it dry out

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

  365. Sharon Schoepe says:

    I have never had a cold sore yet.

  366. I don’t think I have ever had one.

  367. I haven’t gotten a cold sore for a VERY long time!

  368. debbie jackson says:

    I get them occassionally and wait them out debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  369. luckily, i’ve never had a cold sore…

  370. Sarah Davis says:

    Unfortunately I’ve had many. I use abreva and take lysine and the combination helps a lot.

  371. Haven’t had a cold sore in a zillion years. (knocks on wood)

  372. I have had them in the past but it has been a while.

  373. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’ve never had one but my son-in-law gets them a couple times a year and Abreva is the only thing he will use for it. I tried getting him a store brand before and he went back and got abreva so I guess it works great

  374. Linda White says:

    Ive upped the dosage of l-lysine tablets

  375. never had one

    annae07 at aol dot com

  376. never had one.

  377. I have never been troubled with cold sores.

  378. I have never had a cold sore before.

  379. I usually don’t do anything when I get them.

  380. Unfortunately, I do get cold sores. Abreva is the only thing that works for me. I recently got a cold sore while on a vacation and made a special trip to a drug store to pick up Abreva. It makes them go away quickly.

  381. Julie Wood says:

    How I take care of cold sores is I use Abreva! It heals my cold sore very fast! This is the best medicine I have ever used for a cold sore!

  382. I use Abreva to help.

  383. Abreva is the best over the counter medicine for my use. Taking Valtrex orally is the best prescribed medication, taken at the first tingle.

  384. I haven’t had a cold sore

  385. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  386. Mary Happymommy says:

    I haven’t had a cold sore.

  387. we could use Abreva right now…my daughter has a cold sore. I’ve never tried it..it may be time to give it a try

  388. I use Abreva right when I feel a cold sore coming.

  389. I’ve never had a cold sore.

  390. Lisa Brown says:

    I have not had a cold sore yet, but my husband gets them when stressed and overworked and he take lysine for it.