I will never forget the first and last time that I tried Blue Star Ointment. I had some type of chiggers or something all over my stomach and arms that made me itch terribly. I was at my aunts house at the time and she had some of this in her medicine cabinet that she just knew would made me feel better. After a few minutes of having this on I started burning really bad and it started to be intolerable. We washed it all off as quick as we could, but it had already "burned" me. I'm not sure why it did not agree with my skin, but it didn't and it was horrible. I was almost completely red all over my skin where the ointment had been. I went from itching to burning and sore. I never used the ointment again. I would still say you should try it for yourself because everyone's skin is different. I would just suggest to get a small area of skin at first instead of going crazy with it and applying it all over at first like we did.