I got this product probably around a month ago. I had developed painful cracks in the skin on the corners of my mouth. I read online that Cortizone ointment would help heal those cracks within a few days. Before I tried Cortizone, I tried chapstick, Neosporin, petroleum jelly, and a couple other things. Those things didn't really help at all and it was just getting worse. It makes it painful to eat or just to open your mouth wide at all. Well I tried the Cortizone. Even just after the first time putting it on, the itch and pain was gone. It felt so much better on those cracks than anything else that I had tried. It was very soothing. It still took at least a week to heal my skin cracks completely, but I could definitely see progress from using this ointment. If you have these cracks on the corners of your mouth, try this, use it for a few days and you won't be disappointed. Trust me, it'll help.