Docosanol

What is Docosanol?

Docosanol also known as behenyl alcohol is a saturated fatty acid alcohol used as emollient, emulsifier and thickener in cosmetics and nutritional supplement. Recently it is approved as anti viral agent for reducing the duration of cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus.

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I am currently using an interlock system in my car so that I may go to work. The interlock system wont let you start your car if you have alcohol...

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Brief Answer:
Abreva contains behenyl alcohol

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Dear Ms, yes Abreva is the cause to that as it is composed of Docosanol 10% ....

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Is there any cream available either OTC or RX that can help with genital Herpes...

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Brief Answer:
zovirax, docosanol and penciclovir

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There is a anti viral cream called...

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What can I use to get rid of fever blisters? They spread all around my mouth and at times spread to my chin. I have tried Releve, Abreva and...

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Kindly send details and high resolution pictures

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Welcome and thanks for posting your query to healthcare magic....

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I am currently using an interlock system in my car so that I may go to work. The interlock system wont let you start your car if you have alcohol...

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Is there any cream available either OTC or RX that can help with genital Herpes sores?

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I have a sore between my upper lip and my nose. it starts out as a red spot, tingling and burning. it turns into an ugly scab and usually takes...

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What can I use to get rid of fever blisters? They spread all around my mouth and at times spread to my chin. I have tried Releve, Abreva and...

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I have had a cold sore for a few days. Its healing as I m taking Lysine and also abreva cream. I have noticed that I now have a few small flat...

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I have a large bump on my chin that is recurring. It starts as a pimple but often becomes very hard underneath and watery I used to get similar...

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I am having issues with my lips . They are itchy, they burn , severely chapped and they have red stop areas on and above/below the lip area as...

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