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What does abreva do?

What does abreva do?

Abreva: Abreva (topical Docosanol) is an antiviral medication that can be used to treat recurrent oral/ facial herpes simplex virus infections. It works by blocking fusion of plasma membrane & envelope of herpes simplex virus. This decreases replication of the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Docosanol (Definition)

Docosanol is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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How do I apply abreva?

How do I apply abreva?

Directly: See your dermatologist for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can abreva actually work?

Shortens duration: Abreva is a topical over the counter treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex). While untreated outbreaks may last up to 10 days, abreva may shorten the duration of the outbreak by perhaps 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How quickly does abreva work?

See below:: It was shown to shorten the healing by 17.5 hours on average (95% confidence interval: 2 to 22 hours) in a placebo-controlled trial.Three other trials showed negative results, but these were not published. Studies showed that the average healing time of a recurrent oral-facial herpes simplex episode-treated patients was approximately one day shorter than placebo. ...Read more

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Docosanol or abreva OTC is sell in mexico? Where can I find this medication?

Docosanol or abreva OTC is sell in mexico? Where can I find this medication?

Abreva: Abreva is an antiviral agent for reducing the duration of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. You should find this medication at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can abreva help with hsv2?

Not indicated : Abreva is indicated for the treatment of HSV 1. It is not indicated for the use on genital herpes. It is not dangerous but will likely not work. Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Acyclovir are the recommended treatment options. Acyclovir is very expensive with 30 pills costing only $4 at certain large stores. ...Read more

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Can abreva work on cold sores?

Yes,: There is no cure for cold sores. However, some medications may relieve pain and soften HSV crusts on the skin. Abreva is one of them. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Abreva (Definition)

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