Abbreviate an Embarrassing Problem with Abreva (Giveaway - 01/09)

Abbreviate an Embarrassing Problem with Abreva (Giveaway – 01/09)


I can still remember my first cold sore. I was so embarrassed and I was sure that the whole world could see it and that it was the topic of conversation for everyone in my school. Over twenty years later and I am still dealing with an occasional cold sore. I only get about one cold sore a year, but it almost always comes at a stressful time or when I need to look my best – it figures. I have tried many cold sore products over the years but I can honestly say that the one that works the best is Abreva. In fact, Abreva is the only over-the-counter medication approved by the FDA that is proven to shorten the healing time of a cold sore.

Abreva comes in a teeny-tiny tube that looks like it won’t last long.  Do not let that fool you.  Abreva is so effective that I often have to throw away expired Abreva tubes because my once yearly cold sore outbreak requires so little of the product before it is healed up. I have some in my medicine cabinet right now because it has been very stressful around here and I want to look my best for New Year’ Eve. I know that if a pesky cold sore starts to pop up, I can apply Abreva at the first tingle and that cold sore is going down!

To be honest, I was a little unsure about posting this because, let’s face it, cold sores can be very embarrassing. While most people actually contract the virus that causes cold sores, only about 20% to 40% of virus carriers ever get a cold sore. If you are in that group, try Abreva and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

And now for the really fun part: the giveaway! Enter below to win a $25 Amazon Gift Code. Happy New Year and good luck!


Disclaimer: I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Abreva, and received free product and compensation in return for my participation.

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  1. http://Cindy says

    No, I am not familiar with Abeva.

  2. http://Debra%20Getsinger says

    I don’t believe I have used it before.

  3. http://Jessie%20C. says

    I used Abreva cold sore treatment before.

  4. http://Danielle%20D says

    Never used it!

  5. http://Rosanne says

    No I’m not familiar with it

  6. http://Cynthia%20C says

    I have heard of Abreva

  7. http://Adrienne%20gordon says

    i use abreva now

  8. http://Ann%20Fantom says

    Yes,I have heard of Abreva, but I have never used it before.

  9. http://Tari%20Lawson says

    I have not tried Abreva.

  10. http://Angela%20Kinder says

    We’ve never used it but want to try it!

  11. no I am not familiar

  12. http://Margaret%20Smith says

    I’ve just heard of it recently but never tried it. The next time I get a cold sore, I will give it a try. It sounds like a great product.

  13. http://Stacy says

    Yes, have used it before.

  14. http://Carly says

    I am not familiar with this product.

  15. http://Shannon says

    I’d heard of it but I really didn’t know much about it

  16. http://kathy says

    Yes I have a tube and have to use it about once a year

  17. http://meredith says

    Ive used it before!

  18. http://steve%20weber says

    I’ve never used it.

  19. http://Lisa%20Brown says

    I am familiar with Abreva and this treatment but have never tried it.

  20. http://Geoff%20K says

    I’d heard the name, but I didn’t realize exactly what Abreva was for or how it worked, but I’m glad I do now!

  21. http://Kathleen says

    heard of it but never used it

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  22. http://Chris says

    I’ve heard of it, but haven’t used it.

  23. http://Mary%20Casper says

    no i am not

  24. http://cheryl says

    I’ve heard of it but never had to use it

  25. http://Barbara%20Montag says

    No I’m not familiar.
    Next time I get a cold sore I’m getting Abreva!
    Thank you.

  26. http://Janet%20W. says

    I’m not very familiar because I’ve never used it. I don’t really suffer from cold sores.

  27. http://Ellie%20W says

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

  28. http://Emily says

    Yes, we use it in my house.

  29. http://Anne%20W. says

    I haven’t tried it but I have heard good things about it.

  30. http://KaySue says

    I have heard of Abreva, but have not tried it.

  31. http://Rebecca%20Graham says

    I am familiary with Abreva.

  32. http://Michelle%20Hudak says

    Yes I’m familiar with Abreva, I use it frequently for cold sores.

  33. http://betsy says

    no im not

  34. http://Elena says

    I have not heard about it

  35. http://kjasus says

    yes, i have used it before, but not a lot…it is so expensive!

  36. http://Monique%20Rizzo says

    Yes, it works great.
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. http://McKim says

    No, I’m not.

  38. http://Mary%20Calabrese says

    A friend used it and it worked!

  39. http://Lindsey%20M says

    I haven’t used it myself but I think my dad has used it

  40. http://Sarah%20S says

    I have only heard of Abreva.

  41. http://MaryR says

    I’ve seen the commercials on TV.

  42. http://anita%20lewis says

    I have not used Abreva because I don’t get cold sores but my daughter does.

  43. I have heard of it but thankfully I don’t get cold sores.

  44. http://soha%20molina says

    I have heard of it but never used it,

  45. http://justincomeau2 says

    I’ve heard the name but never used it.

  46. http://Lisa%20McGrattan says

    seen it on tv but have never used it.

  47. http://Denise says

    I’ve heard of it but have never had to use it.

  48. http://Mendy%20Dinsmore says

    Yes, my husband uses it all the time. Great product.

  49. I’ve seen ads online a couple times, but I can’t say I am too familiar with their products.

  50. http://Debra%20Wagner says

    I heard this stuff works

  51. yes
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  52. http://Denise%20S says

    No, I haven’t tried it yet.

  53. I have heard of Abreva, but have never used it myself. Thankfully, I havent had a cold sore in quite some time.

  54. http://Selene%20M. says

    Very familiar. I use it!

  55. http://Stacy%20O says

    I’ve seen the commercials, but don’t get cold sores, so haven’t tried it.

  56. http://Christine says

    Never used it

  57. http://lisa says

    I’d heard of it

  58. http://Heather%20S says

    I have heard but not used

  59. http://Realia%20M says

    ive never tried it before

  60. http://joni says

    I have tried it and not sure if it quickened the healing process or not.

  61. http://Paula%20Michele%20Hafner says

    I’ve seen it in the store but have never purchased it.

  62. http://casey%20everidge says

    yes, ive used it a couple times

  63. http://Kathleen%20Manthey says

    I’ve heard of it, but I don’t get cold sores.

  64. http://Amanda says

    I’ve used this & it works very well. Cold sores are awful & I am glad I mostly manage to avoid them, lol!!

  65. http://Shaymaa says

    I’ve heard of it but have never used it

  66. http://rachel%20rohde says

    i am familiar with it,just never used it.

  67. http://Kate says

    Heard of it, but never used it myself.

  68. http://Heidi says

    My son’s father swears by it.

  69. http://Monica says

    i have heard of it but never used it

  70. http://Tammy%20S says

    My sister uses it and thinks it’s the best thing ever.

  71. I had never heard of it before.

  72. http://april%20yedinak says

    I am familiar with it. I recommend it to anyone that suffers from cold sores.

  73. http://brittney says

    abreva is all we use for cold sores. nothing else works like it does.

  74. http://Karen%20M says

    I have heard of Abreva but I have never used it. I have heard it works well for cold sores.

  75. http://Karen%20Gonyea says

    I am familiar with it, but haven’t used it.

  76. http://Anthony%20H says

    I am not familiar with it

  77. http://Robin says

    Abreva is the only brand I use to treat cold sores

  78. http://Erica%20C. says

    I’m familiar but have never tried it.

  79. http://danica says

    yes my husband used it

  80. http://Kerrie%20Mayans says

    Yes my husband uses it from time to time.

  81. http://Eileen%20Burke says

    I’ve never used it but I’ve heard of it

  82. http://Amy%20Peschel says

    Yes, I have used it and it’s great!

  83. http://Monica%20Steele says

    I’ve heard of it, but haven’t used it!

  84. http://Melissa%20Huddlestun says

    I am familiar and use abreva now.

  85. http://Miz%20Vickik says

    I just learned of it. =)

  86. http://April%20V. says

    No, I thankfully have never gotten a cold sore.

  87. http://Jason says

    Abreva is my go to for every cold sore I get

  88. http://Cynthia%20R says

    not very familiar, but will definitely give it a try whenever i get a cold sore, its been years luckily

  89. http://Theresa%20D says

    I am familiar with Abreava, my husband uses it.

  90. http://Daniel%20M says

    nope haven’t had the need for it thankfully

  91. http://Kim%20W says

    I know of Abreva but have not tried it yet

  92. http://Leslie%20L.%20Stanziani says

    I have heard about it but never have tried it.

  93. http://Michele%20Baron says

    I have never had a cold sore…but have heard about Abreva

  94. http://Sarah%20L says

    No, luckily I don’t get cold sores.
    Thanks for the contest.

  95. http://Jennifer%20Reed says

    I am familiar and have used Abreva products for cold sores.

  96. http://angelacisco79 says

    Yes, but have never tried it

  97. http://Alexa%20B. says

    yes. i’ve seen the commercials but i’ve never used it.

  98. http://Julie%20Wood says

    Yes I am familiar with Abreva, and I have some and I have used it! It works very well!

  99. http://Sara%20Martin says

    I have never used the product before, but am excited to learn more!

  100. http://Brooke%20Fulton says

    yes and it works great!!!

  101. http://Jennifer%20Speed says

    I am familiar with it but I have not used it before.

  102. http://April%20Brenay says

    yes, my hubby gets them when he gets sick or when he’s deployed

  103. http://Mary%20Cloud says

    I’ve never tried it
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  104. http://vera%20hanson says

    yes, I do know about it

  105. http://Shannon says

    I’ve heard of it but haven’t tried it, I’ve never had a cold sore

  106. http://anita says

    My daughter gets cold osres so I am anzious to win this for her.

  107. http://Aubrey says

    no I have not used it

  108. http://Valerie%20Taylor%20Mabrey says

    Yes my mom uses it for hers
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  109. http://Michelle%20W says

    I know a good bit about Abreva

  110. http://Sharon says

    I have heard of it but never tried it. Luckily I don’t have cold sores. I will definitely try it though if I ever get one.
    Thank You!

  111. http://Laura%20Unger says

    No, I am not familiar with it.

  112. http://ky2here says

    Yes I’ve used it and it’s worked wonderfully

  113. http://Tracy%20Allen says

    I hace seen the commercials, but not tried it

  114. http://Chastidy says

    Ive never tried it, but Ive seen it on TV 🙂

  115. http://Vikki%20Billings says

    I am familiar with the product because my mom uses it and I’ve seen it on tv

  116. http://Roxann says

    The only things I know I have read about online or in a commercial. I have not had a reason to use it.

  117. http://Breanne says

    No I wasn’t

  118. http://Michelle%20Tucker says

    I’ve never used it but I’ve heard it works really well.

  119. http://Shelby%20Gesford says

    I’ve heard of Abreva never personally tried it though.

  120. http://Carolyn%20G says

    I have used it and it works

  121. http://Briana%20Kennedy says

    No, I don’t ever get cold sores so I dont have to use that stuff!

  122. http://Jamie%20Steagall says

    I am, for the fact that my husband is a huge fan of it. I have not yet had to try it…knock on wood. I haven’t had a cold sore in almost a decade! However he gets them weekly, and depends on this stuff- we always have it on hand 🙂

    Jamie Anderson-Steagall

  123. http://Tammy%20Schweitz says

    Yes I am it is great I use it thanks

  124. http://Barbara%20Long says

    I have heard of Abreva but I haven’t tried it.

  125. http://AEKZ2 says

    I’m not familiar with Abreva

  126. http://Donna says

    Had a friend that used it, worked great!

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