Heel Cracks: A New and Unusual Treatment

I’d like to introduce you to a new heel cracks treatment that has come to my attention as I have researched for the best products and information in the internet. The product is Bag Balm, a product originally produced for use on cow’s udders, as a softening agent. Bag Balm is not new at all; it was invented in 1899 and has remained virtually unchanged since that time. Though Bag Balm hasn’t changed in over one hundred years, its uses sure have. The popularity of Bag Balm has traveled around the world! Admiral Byrd took this product on his expedition to the North Pole in 1937. Bag Balm has been recommended for use on dogs and was used for the rescue dogs working at Ground Zero during the 911 crisis, to treat their severely calloused and sometimes burned paws. Bag Balm has been used to treat wounds on horses and many other animals, with great success, but what does this have to do with us?

The first thing you should know is that Bag Balm has been produced for use on animals and therefore doesn’t meet the nation’s standards for human use. I don’t know a much about this subject, but I presume that a lot of the standards involve specific production rules and rules for packaging and labeling. Maybe that’s why Bag Balm is so inexpensive (about $6 for a 10 oz. can). You should read my disclaimer and recognize that you are taking this advice at your own risk. That being said, many people have used Bag Balm with tremendous success. It’s being used to treat severely chapped hands and dry skin on the heels, and the results are worth noting. Many have recommended it and so I began replacing my daily routine of “greasing” up with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, using Bag Balm instead. The results have been impressive. At this time of year, the winter “dry air” season, I routinely get mild heel cracks after wearing open backed shoes. Since using this product I have only dealt with one single case and it was very mild. After my personal trial, I am enthusiastically recommending Bag Balm to anyone troubled with the issue of dry skin heel cracks (of course for use AT YOUR OWN RISK). Click here to go to my page on caring for and treating dry skin heels.

Simply replace the recommended Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with Bag Balm, to increase the healing properties and speed of healing. Don't Crack Up Over Heel Cracks!

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