Bag Balm for Adult Hand Eczema

My husband has had hand eczema for many years. His hands crack and bleed. He has tried Elidel and is currently using Cortisol. I recently bought something called Bag Balm, which is lanolin and petroleum jelly. It has been around since the 1800s. Farmers used to put it on their cow’s udders. When the wives noticed their husband’s hands getting so soft, they started using it too!! Anyway, my husband is using the Bag Balm every night before bed, and he is having significant luck with it soothing and healing his dried, cracked hands.

Teena Dugan
East Chicago, IN

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