22 thoughts on “Why Does Abreva Burn

  1. What does herpes in your mouth feel like? is it okay to use Aberva on something that may not be a cold sore?
    i have a thing on my lip, it started out like a cut but i picked at it and its been greenish yellowish, it looks infected. i dont know if this is a cold sore or what. it hurts and is not getting any better. I can NOT look like this, i need it gone ASAP. any help? should i get neosporin? it might be a cold sore so i wa thinking abreva

    • A herpes sore generally hurts. There can be a tingling or itching sensation a day to a few hours before the sore actually develops.

      It is possible that your sore is NOT herpes though. Here’s what an oral herpes outbreak DOES look like. If you do have a fever blister or cold sore…going to a pharmacy and getting Zovirax can help.

      Now, there are two types of herpes simplex virus. Type 1 usually causes oral herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 herpes virus infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. Type 2 usually affects the genital area

      Some people have no symptoms from the infection. But others develop painful and unsightly cold sores that last for a week or more. Cold sores usually occur outside the mouth — on the lips, chin, and cheeks, or in the nostrils. When they do occur inside the mouth, it is usually on the gums or the roof of the mouth.

      There is no cure for cold sores. Medicines can relieve some of the pain and discomfort associated with the sores. These include ointments that numb the blisters, antibiotics that control secondary bacterial infections, and ointments that soften the crusts of the sores.

      Some people get mouth ulcers when they first come into contact with HSV-1 virus. Others have no symptoms. Symptoms usually occur in kids between 1 and 5 years old.

      Symptoms may be mild or severe.

      They usually appear within 1-3 weeks after you come into contact with the virus. They may last up to 3 weeks.

      Warning symptoms include:

      Itching of the lips or skin around mouth
      Burning near the lips or mouth area
      Tingling near the lips or mouth area

      Before blisters appear, you may have:

      Sore throat
      Swollen glands
      Painful swallowing

      Blisters or a rash may form on your:


      Many blisters are called an “outbreak.” You may have:

      Red blisters that break open and leak
      Small blisters filled with clear yellowish fluid
      Several smaller blisters may grow together into a large blister
      As the blister heals, it gets yellow and crusty, eventually turning into pink skin

  2. What to put on open cold sore with fluid leaking–scab fell off?
    I thought it was healing b/c it formed a scab but then the scab fell off and I’m back to that yellow oozing patch. Doesnt seem like it has healed at all.

    I was thinking about alcohol, peroxide, neosporin, campho phenique, carmex or abreva. Will any of these burn? What’s best any of these or something else?

    • Try to drain all the fluid. Take a warm wash cloth and clean the area. Then use something like Abreva. Carmex and alcohol will burn your skin and leave a mark. Im not sure about peroxide and neosporin on a cold sore not familiar with it.

  3. what does abreva do for cold sores?
    Quick questions about abreva for cold sores, what exactly does it do? say you feel it coming and you put abreva on right away what happens next? does it stop it from ever forming? or how does it shorten healing time? and does it even work? I’d like answers from people who have used it before, thanks!!
    oh yeah one more thing i saw 2 kinds of it a little tube and a pump which it better, or are they the same thing?

  4. My upper lips is a little swollen and have tiny bumps on it. What can it be or how can I cure it?
    It’s not itchy or burning and the bumps are skin color.

    • depends if it’s on the inside or the outside.. outside your looking at herpes.. not that kind!!.. but a certain symplex that cause what we know as cold sores.. for that some abreva or something of that type from any pharmace will do.. and inside many things could have caused you to have bumps even your teeth rubbing against them.. for that there is some stuff called kanka.. at your local pharmacy.. now it burns like the dickens but after it coats the sore it will also numb it.. hope this helps

  5. How can i tell if it is actually cold sores?
    i have had several red bumps with little white cirles on them around my mouth. none of them are actually on or touching my lips but a couple are right below it and the others are probably within a centimeter or 2 of my lips. when i squeeze them white stuff comes out as if they were zits but a few times they get white flakey stuff on the red spot afterwards. i have been using abreva but new ones still keep coming up for over a month now. i do not have acne or pimples anywhere else on my face. also, my lips have been very dry and they get this white gooey stuff on them that wipes right off. are these cold sores and is this herpes?

    • sounds like cold sores to me.Your face will usually get really itchy in the places its gonna break out,try not to scratch it makes it way worse and spreads it.They start out as lil red bumps that get a white head and look like a pimple and they start to itch or burn a bit. Dont squeeze them, it makes them bigger and can cause more. Most people get them right on or around their lips but they can be pretty much anywhere from nose down to chin.Dont touch your face or share anything,it spreads very easy,wash your hands if you touch your face. It is the herpes virus and you can get cream and a prescription from the doctor which helps with the itching and spreading.

  6. Due to sun burn I have a large painful open bump on my lip. I’m trying Abreva. How do I get rid of it?
    I don’t think it’s a cold sore but more of a fever blister due to the sun burn.

    • The next thing to do is wait and let the medicine work. Healing takes time. If it hurts a lot apply ice briefly.

  7. How do you get rid of a pimple in a day?
    Im about to get my first kiss with this boy tomorrow and i have this big pimple right above my upper lip. How do i get rid of it before tomorrow. Would using abreva work?

    • neosporn!!!
      don’t put toothpaste on it.. i’ve had the worst experience. i put a lot on it and it burnt my skin and it made it look a thousand times worse… and DO NOT put on a lot of acne medication bc it will burn your skin too. just put a small amount!!!

  8. I have either a pimple on my lip line or a cold sore?
    My birthday is this Friday. I’m going out with my family. I seriously want this thing off my lip. I have super low esteem and this is making it worst. So it big and it ha a white middle. I popped it sometimes. Then I put advantage cream that burned like crazy. I woke up and it look worst. I feel like it beating. It hard to the touch. Do you have any treatments to get rid of this?

    • It’s probably a cold sore. Buy Abreva or I have this one called Lysine. It’s like a cream thing just dab some on te cold sore and with me it’s gone by the next day.

  9. How can I zap a cold sore quickly?
    I am starting to et a cold sore and am seriously broke so I can’t buy any abreva. I was wondering if any of you had some great home remedy. I heard putting ice on it will make it go away. IS that true?

  10. IF you catch herpes by kissing then wouldnt everyone get it?
    I have kissed some guy and i guess my lips are kinda of burning a little bit just a tiny bit and i guess its a rash i dont know geez im scared it could be herpes i never had sex before or oral sex or nothing..But my lips feel weird i dont know im scared!

    • use abreva..it cost but it works…but don’t be scared..it’s herpes 1 everybody has that..it’s the cold sores…u can get them from STRESS, stickin dirty stuff in ur mouth (ex. pen, pencil stuff like that), and of courst drinking after or kissing someone who has them…it’s not really anything bad or dangerous it’s part of life…herpes 2 is what u need to really worry about…the dr told my lil sister when she got one that always wash ur hands after u touch ur mouth..cause when u touch ur mouth and then go to the bathroom and wipe ur touching urself..and it will cause the herpes to get down there even if u haven’t had sexual intercourse..same with a baby…if u touch ur mouth wash ur hands b4 u change a baby cause it can make them get it down there 2 when u wipe them and ect….ect…also if u do have a cold sore on ur mouth do not give any oral sex cause u can cause u can pass herpes 2 onto them…if u need any more info u can email me with this screen name with my yahoo email and i’ll update u with more info if u need it..thanks and don’t worry so much

  11. How do i know if a cold sore is coming on? ?
    i’ve never had one before, but i kissed someone that gets them. How do i kno if i have them coming on. I felt a tingle on my cheek and bought abreva ive been using it for a day and my skin is itchy, i don’t kno if its from the abreva or if a cold sore is coming… advice???

    • tingling sensation or burning, hope you don’t have one, they are contagious and can be spread to the genital area if open active sores, there is no cure.

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