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. No, I am not familiar with Abeva.

  2. Debra Getsinger says

    I don’t believe I have used it before.

  3. I used Abreva cold sore treatment before.

  4. Never used it!

  5. No I’m not familiar with it

  6. I have heard of Abreva

  7. Adrienne gordon says

    i use abreva now

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

  9. Tari Lawson says

    I have not tried Abreva.

  10. Angela Kinder says

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

  11. no I am not familiar

  12. Margaret Smith 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. Yes, have used it before.

  14. I am not familiar with this product.

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

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

  17. Ive used it before!

  18. steve weber says

    I’ve never used it.

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

  20. 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. heard of it but never used it

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

  23. Mary Casper says

    no i am not

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

  25. Barbara Montag says

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

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

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

  28. Yes, we use it in my house.

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

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

  31. Rebecca Graham says

    I am familiary with Abreva.

  32. Michelle Hudak says

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

  33. no im not

  34. I have not heard about it

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

  36. Monique Rizzo says

    Yes, it works great.
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. No, I’m not.

  38. Mary Calabrese says

    A friend used it and it worked!

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

  40. I have only heard of Abreva.

  41. I’ve seen the commercials on TV.

  42. anita lewis 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. soha molina says

    I have heard of it but never used it,

  45. justincomeau2 says

    I’ve heard the name but never used it.

  46. Lisa McGrattan says

    seen it on tv but have never used it.

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

  48. Mendy Dinsmore 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. Debra Wagner says

    I heard this stuff works

  51. yes
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  52. 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. Very familiar. I use it!

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

  56. Never used it

  57. I’d heard of it

  58. I have heard but not used

  59. ive never tried it before

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

  61. Paula Michele Hafner says

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

  62. casey everidge says

    yes, ive used it a couple times

  63. Kathleen Manthey says

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

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

  65. I’ve heard of it but have never used it

  66. rachel rohde says

    i am familiar with it,just never used it.

  67. Heard of it, but never used it myself.

  68. My son’s father swears by it.

  69. i have heard of it but never used it

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

  71. I had never heard of it before.

  72. april yedinak says

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

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

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

  75. Karen Gonyea says

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

  76. I am not familiar with it

  77. Abreva is the only brand I use to treat cold sores

  78. I’m familiar but have never tried it.

  79. yes my husband used it

  80. Kerrie Mayans says

    Yes my husband uses it from time to time.

  81. Eileen Burke says

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

  82. Amy Peschel says

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

  83. Monica Steele says

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

  84. Melissa Huddlestun says

    I am familiar and use abreva now.

  85. Miz Vickik says

    I just learned of it. =)

  86. No, I thankfully have never gotten a cold sore.

  87. Abreva is my go to for every cold sore I get

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

  89. I am familiar with Abreava, my husband uses it.

  90. nope haven’t had the need for it thankfully

  91. I know of Abreva but have not tried it yet

  92. Leslie L. Stanziani says

    I have heard about it but never have tried it.

  93. Michele Baron says

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

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

  95. Jennifer Reed says

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

  96. angelacisco79 says

    Yes, but have never tried it

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

  98. Julie Wood says

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

  99. Sara Martin says

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

  100. Brooke Fulton says

    yes and it works great!!!

  101. Jennifer Speed says

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

  102. April Brenay says

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

  103. Mary Cloud says

    I’ve never tried it
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  104. vera hanson says

    yes, I do know about it

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

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

  107. no I have not used it

  108. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Yes my mom uses it for hers
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  109. Michelle W says

    I know a good bit about Abreva

  110. 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. Laura Unger says

    No, I am not familiar with it.

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

  113. Tracy Allen says

    I hace seen the commercials, but not tried it

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

  115. Vikki Billings says

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

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

  117. No I wasn’t

  118. Michelle Tucker says

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

  119. Shelby Gesford says

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

  120. I have used it and it works

  121. Briana Kennedy says

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

  122. Jamie Steagall 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. Tammy Schweitz says

    Yes I am it is great I use it thanks

  124. Barbara Long says

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

  125. I’m not familiar with Abreva

  126. Had a friend that used it, worked great!

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