Abreva

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What is Abreva?

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Abreva« (docosanol) is a nonprescription medication for treating cold sores or fever blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Abreva« is available as a 10% cream, which is applied to the sore or blister. Headache is the most commonly reported side effect of Abreva«. Some people experience acne or a burning or stinging sensation on the skin. There is no clinical data available on the use of Abreva« on pregnant or breast feeding women. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about using this product.

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