4 thoughts on “Does Abreva Work For Shingles

  1. Will it help to use zovirax and abreva at the same time? is it ok. what does each do?
    I just took valtrex too. but the cold sore is already out. I can feel the blister all though it’s not fully out. I have valtrex and abreva but i don’t know which one to use. I felt the tingling at 2 am an its now 10 am.

    • Acyclovir cream is used to treat cold sores (fever blisters; blisters that are caused by a virus called herpes simplex) on the face or lips. Acyclovir ointment is used to treat first outbreaks of genital herpes (a herpes virus infection that causes sores to form around the genitals and rectum from time to time) and to treat certain types of sores caused by the herpes simplex virus in people with weak immune systems. Acyclovir is in a class of antiviral medications called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir does not cure cold sores or genital herpes, does not prevent outbreaks of these conditions, and does not stop the spread of these conditions to other people.
      Docosanol, also known as behenyl alcohol, is a saturated fatty alcohol used mainly as an antiviral agent, specifically for treatment of “cold sores” caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is normally administered topically in a cream containing a base and a 10% mix of the active ingredient.
      Valacyclovir is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles) and genital herpes. It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching, helps sores to heal, and prevents new ones from forming.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Acyclovir (generic name) Zovirax (brand name), Docosanol (generic name) Abreva (brand name) and Valacyclovir (generic name) Valtrex (brand name).
      Consult your doctor or a pharmacologist.

  2. What do i use after the cold sore has started to crack and scab?
    ive had this darn thing for about 6 days now and it has just started to crack and scab..i have been putting ice, nail polish remover,alcohol,peroxide,bactine, but now i dont know what to use .. i was thinking neosporin and some vaseline petroleum jelly cream.what do you guys/girls think? thanks

  3. Fastest and most effective way to get rid of a cold sore?
    I just got a nasty cold sore on my lip (YUCK!) I have tried abreva, which kinda sucks. I just bought lysine and I dont know what to think about it. Are there any home remedies that work better than the OTC stuff? Also, is it better to dry it out or to keep it moisterized? Can I wear makeup over it?

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