Came across this Abreva praising forum comment recently:
“Seriously, Abreva works! Really, really, really it does. When I had an acute kidney infection last year, my entire mouth(inside) broke out with ulcers- I could only eat lukewarm beverages for a few days, and my lips broke out in 5 huge, huge, nasty, painful coldsores. I was a beast. It was painful to look at me. Man, I wish I had pictures. I saw a doctor for an anti-viral prescription, and I used a lot of abreva.”
The person who wrote this comment displays a mindset I often see.
And it’s a mindset that will only complicate your cold sore situation if you don’t nix it ASAP.
Here’s what I mean.
From what I understand, this person was using two separate treatments; Abreva and an anti-viral prescription (doesn’t say which one).
Which is a good idea for ANY cold sore outbreak. Sure, you don’t need to specifically use both Abreva and an anti-viral. But combining multiple treatments to attack the cold sore virus from multiple angles simultaneously is smarter than using only one treatment and hoping for the best.
But here’s the thing.
He begins his comment by gushing over how well Abreva works against his cold sores. This tells me he thinks the Abreva did most of the heavy lifting.
But how would he know?
How can you tell that Abreva is the treatment that works best for you if you’re using other treatments at the same time?
To figure out which of the Abreva or the prescription anti-viral helped the most, you’d have to run a little experiment.
In this case, we’re talking about (five) separate clusters of cold sores.
So, you would need to apply Abreva onto only two or three out of the five clusters.
That way, all the cold sore clusters would be equally affected by the prescription anti-viral (I’m assuming we’re talking pills here), and you could then truly see the effect Abreva has, by virtue of comparaison.
If the clusters treated with Abreva go away faster that the untreated ones, Abreva helps.
But if they don’t, then you’d know the prescription anti-viral did most of the heavy lifting.
Now sure, this isn’t a very robust scientific experiment. It’s more like semi-science.
So many other factors can affect the results…
Did all the clusters appear at the same time?
Are all the clusters the same size?
Are all the clusters on your lips or are come on your lips and others around them?
But if you really wanted to narrow down what treatments work best for you WHILE using more than one simultaneously, (to quote a certain Mandolorian) “this is the way”.
Then again, going through this process means you’re not treating half of your cold sores to the best of your ability.
And who the heck wants to NOT treat half their cold sore, leave it up to chance?
I sure don’t.
Plus, you’d have to suffer through MULTIPLE outbreaks to fully test out all possible treatment combinations.
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That way, you don’t have to be your own guinea pig. You know how the treatments you’re using work, and that they ARE working.
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Because if there’s no cold sore, there’s nothing to treat.