Here is a continuation of my a-peeling story in the previous post.
The news is, I am still peeling. Though a bit less each day. And, I also received a very gracious letter from the parent company of the product I wrote of in the prior post. They included several coupons for products in their overall parent company's stable. Many of those products I use, so I happily accepted the coupons. One small irony--they also included a coupon for the product I suspect caused my wee predicament in the first place.
Oh, well. Two steps forward, one step back.
Now, the balmy part of this post. I suddenly recalled a product I had first learned about some 30 years ago. When we had our first (wonderful) English setter--a sweet dog named Shannon--she occasionally developed hot spots. She would fuss at and lick various places on her paws. In a casual conversation with a neighbor, she mentioned that what I needed to use was Bag Balm. This neighbor and her husband had owned a general store in rural central Pennsylvania, and Bag Balm was something they always had on hand. She gave me a small sample.
Well, it did the trick. But the history of Bag Balm is quite amusing to me--originally it was developed for farmers to use on cows whose udders became inflamed from milking. Hence its name--Bag Balm.
It is very nearly wonder stuff. It cured the hot spots.
When I saw it for sale at one of my favorite websites for shopping--the Vermont Country Store--I ordered some. And it arrived yesterday. I tried it on my peeling hands--and for now they are becoming soothed and smooth.
Oh, yes, there is a balm.