How is it different from other over-the-counter cold sore products?
Most over-the-counter products only treat the symptoms associated with an episode. ABREVA is clinically proven to shorten healing time and the duration of symptoms. ABREVA contains real medicine – 10% Docosanol. This is a unique, patented active ingredient that, during a cold sore outbreak, helps to protect healthy cells from the cold sore infection. This means the sooner you start using ABREVA, the sooner you can begin healing your cold sore. ABREVA also contains moisturizing ingredients. So the difference is that ABREVA both soothes on contact and heals — fast.