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Keep trying the bag balm.

This happened to Biscuit during the last few months of his life. He became critically ill at one point with a very high fever, which I'm guessing seriously dehydrated him. One consequence was a crusty nose.

I had to keep reapplying the bag balm over a period of four-five days, but it did work.
 

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How funny. I read the title and was just coming onto this thread to suggest Bag Balm.

Bag Balm is an old remedy that became a popular hand "lotion" in the 1990's. The original formula has hydroquinolane (????? spelling) in a thick Vaseline (petrolatum) type base. Like Vaseline, but much thicker. And it really does work.

These days, though, I'd be careful what a can claiming to be Bag Balm really is. In other words, just because it's a green can called Bag Balm, read the ingredients! Given manufacturers' imperative to make as much profit as possible with little to no regulation, the brand has probably been purchased by someone and turned into something else entirely. :blink:

Can you tell my can of it is ten years old? :p

In any case, if you can't find it, try Vaseline maybe (unless its ingredients have been changed, too).

Wait, I just read Vaseline doesn't work. Try pure lanolin. It's very thick and unwieldy, but softens on contact with body heat and literally vanishes into the skin. And it's cheap. You have to find a good drugstore to buy it, but it's cheap and works.
 
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