Dr Douglas Samuel gastroenterologist digestive liver diseases - Dr Douglas Samuel is a consultant physician specialising in gastrointestinal and liver disorders. His main rooms are within North Shore Private Hospital.
Country: 22.214.171.124, Oceania, AU
City: 149.1753 Australian Capital Territory, Australia
I have tried more medications than I care to admit. Abreva combined with l-lysine supplements seems to be the only thing that actually helps me. It doesn't make a coldsore go away immediately, but it definitely stops them from growing bigger and they seem to heal a couple days quicker than they used to. It also seems to help with the itchiness. The cream keeps the skin soft and doesn't leave a weird residue like others I've tried. 1 tube will get me through about 2 coldsores and is small enough to always have on hand in my purse because it's best to catch them when they first crop up.
I know someone who sells this and quite a number of people who have it. However one developed migraines, another in hospital with pains in her side and one who had IBS took it and ended up with a severe attack for a week.