There were comments that the patch causes a lot of pain to put on and to take off.
Taking it off causes the blister to come off which in fact increases the healing
time. Customers found that the product is a complete waste of money since it wrinkles
up on the face and doesn't conceal the cold sore either. The cold sore cream had
better reviews than the patch. Customers said that the product is effective but there
are better and cheaper alternatives available for that price. Others stated that
it didn't work for them. The product received 3.9 out of 5 stars.
Most of the customers on this website stated that the product worked for them and
that they've been using it for years. However, there were a few customers who reported
that the cream doesn't work if there is more than one blister on the lips. The patch,
however, received poor feedback, most of them stating that it doesn't stick for more
than 45 minutes at most.
The patches are not available at the walmart online retail store. The customers who
purchased the cream gave it a positive review, stating that it worked and helped
them with the cold sore.
The customers on Target did not provide any reviews for the cold sore patch. However,
a few did rate the cold sore cream and gave it a good rating. The product scored
4.5 out of 5 on the webpage.
There were no reviews on the page for the patches. A few customers, however, did
write about the cream and found it easy to use. However, negative reviews included
that the product is too pricey.
The customers on this retail store had similar views as the ones mentioned before.
They found the cream to be phenomenal and something that they’d recommend to a friend.
However, the patches were only reviewed by a single person who stated that the patch
doesn't stick, like all other customers on other retail stores. Continued below....
Abreva is a brand that sells a non-prescription cold sore patch and cream that shortens
the duration and symptoms as well as the healing time of fever blisters or cold sores,
which develop due to herpes simplex virus.
One of the products is an invisible non-medicated patch that covers and treats the
cold sore. The patch lets the air inside by keeps the contaminants out, hence protecting
the infection from harmful pollutants. The other product sold by the company is a
medicated cream that also works the same way as the patch, the only difference is
that it is medicated.
Online Retailer Reviews
The patches received 1.5 stars out of 5 on the webpage. Customers were highly disappointed
with the results and felt that the ads were misleading. They stated that the patch
doesn't stick to the blister and keeps coming off.
The reviews on makeupalley were of a mixed nature. A few stated that the product
worked well for them, while others stated that they caused the infection to increase.
There were a few comments where the customers wrote that they only work when used
in very early stages of the infection, which doesn't always solve their problem.
The customers stated that they prefer other alternatives over Abreva when evaluated