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woke up with a bump on lower lip. after applying abreva throughout the day the bump became a blister. is abreva working correctly?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cold sore: If the "bump" is a cold sore which is an HSV infection, topical abreva will accelerate resolution it will not prevent vesicular formation of cure the condition. Follow the directions on Abreva application and keep the lesion protected from dryness and trauma. If the lesion persists after one week or worsens, see your dermatologist.
Answered on Feb 22, 2015

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