To apply the Abreva Conceal Patch, follow these steps: 1. Clean your hands and the
area where you are applying the patch. 2. Open the Abreva package. While holding the
rectangular tab, peel off tab 1 and then tab 2. Make sure you avoid touching the
sticky patch. 3. Gently place the patch on the cold sore. Press on it for 15-20 seconds. 4.
Gently pull away the applicator tab. Cover the patch with makeup if required. Note:
Use tapping motion when applying makeup so that it doesn't get accumulated on the
Follow the directions given below to apply Abreva cream from pump or tube: 1. Clean
your hands and the area where you are applying the patch. 2. Apply Abreva on the
cold sore. The earlier you apply it, the better. 3. Allow it to air dry for a few
minutes. 4. Wash your hands afterwards. Note: Apply Abreva around 5 times a day for
Abreva is not advised to be used inside the mouth. The cold sores that are inside
mouth are in fact just canker sores and are not treatable using Abreva.
While using Abreva, following warnings must be kept in mind: 1. Refrain from sharing
your Abreva with anyone as this may spread the infection to others. 2. Refrain from
using Abreva in or near the eyes. 3. Do not apply Abreva to the inside of your mouth. 4.
Abreva should not be used by children of ages 12 or below. 5. Abreva should not be
consistently used for more than 10 days. Consult your doctor if your cold sore is
still not healed after 10 day use of Abreva. 6. Patients who are pregnant or are breastfeeding
should consult with a doctor before using Abreva.
Abreva is a nonprescription topical drug commonly used for the treatment of cold
sores. It fastens the healing time of the cold sore and soothes down the burning
and itching sensation caused by it. Abreva is found to be most effective when used
on the first sign of cold sore symptom. Abreva comes in the forms of pump, tube and
Abreva concealer patch.
Abreva can be applied on the cold sore in the following manners:
The Abreva line of drugs have a product called Abreva conceal patches. These patches
are transparent and are mainly used for hiding the cold sore. Apart from being useful
in keeping bad bacteria away from the cold sore, they can be used for improving the
appearance of the cold sore. When an abreva patch is applied to the cold sore, it
hides and gives the illusion of a sore less surface.
Side effects of Abreva include are: -Burning or stinging of the area upon application -Redness -Swelling -Allergic
Reactions. These are rare and include rash, trouble in breathing, swelling of tongue
Seek medical aid as soon as possible in case of any of these rare side effects.