Disclosure – I am participating in the ABREVA program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline. I received a Coach wristlet as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Today I am going to chat about something that happens to a lot of people. Something that no one really likes to talk about. Cold Sores.
I suffer from them from time to time. They are embarrassing, unsightly, and can feel like they are taking over your whole face when you are having an attack. They usually come when your body is stressed or getting over an illness. They can be very uncomfortable. My worst cold sore attack had my bottom lip swell up so badly I couldn't eat for two weeks. I looked awful and was in constant pain until the sore healed on it's own.
That attack happened before I discovered Abreva. Abreva is not like any other topical OTC cold sore treatments on the market. Other ointments merely moisturize and temporarily relieve pain (if that). Abreva has a medication (docosanol 10%) in it that actually stops the cold sore virus from dividing so it can stop sore from fully developing and can greatly shorten the duration of an attack. If I start applying my Abreva at the first sign of the tell tale tingle or itch I get on my lip when an attack is starting, I can keep that awful cold sore from even developing. If you don't catch that sore before it develops, Abreva can still help shorten the length of the attack and can keep the virus from spreading on your skin and forming new sores.
If you suffer from cold sores, GlaxoSmithKline would like you to give Abreva a try. Visit their website, www.abreva.ca, between August 15 and September 13 to get a coupon for $5 off of your purchase.
Now, you are going to need something chic to carry your Abreva around in. Leave me a comment telling me what you must always have in your purse and you can have a chance to win a very cute Coach Wristlet.
The contents of my purse are quite practical. Besides the obvious cell phone/wallet/keys combo that everyone has, I never leave the house without a favourite lip gloss/lipstick duo, ibuprofen, expandable tablet washcloths, and my asthma inhaler.
So, what's in your purse?
Contest runs from August 15-September 2, and is open to residents of Canada only. (Sorry, American readers!)