Bgo Ointment

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BGO ointment last distributed by Calotabs Co. in Greenville, SC. Company has apparently closed...not further info. Ointment is an antiseptic, antifungal cream for relief of th athlete's foot, ringworm, hemorrhoids, externally caused blemishes, cracked lips, minor cuts, burn and bruises, corns, itching from burning skin due to sunburn and non venomous insect bites. Contains salicylic acid, sulphur, zinc oxide, phenol calamine, menthol, petrolatum lanolin and mineral oil. Have used this product for over 50 years and it works great. Would be so happy to find a new distributor if one exists.

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Lynn Wilson Says:

This stuff is great. I still have one new bottle since i bought all the local drug store had a few years ago. I too have researched and not found anything on where we might get some more. It is good inside the mouth too, though not listed as an approaved application. It is good for a miriad of skin ailments as well as gums. Might be something wrong with putting it in the mouth, so you might be harmed by this use.
Legal aside this is wonderful medicine.

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Beverly Smith Says:

I am ordering the ointment that will be compounded with the same ingredients as BGO. I have to purhcase this in large quantites.

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Fran Says:

Where are you getting the product from and what is the name? Have been looking for BGO for years.

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Jacob Says:

I have recently been informed about the healing properties of BGO Cream by a coworker. My wife and I own a Pharmacy named Beasley Drug Company with access to a compounding lab and are interested in discovering the formulation of B-G-O Ointment. The compounding laws are very specific, so when we figure out a similar equivalent, we will only be able to compound on request. I'll keep you informed of how the process goes. If anyone knows the percentages of the

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Jacob Says:

...compound, just let us know and we can have the product.

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Scott Says:

I am 61 yrs old and have used BGO for 55+ years. It is FANTASTIC!!! My relatives used to come from Ohio and buy 6 containers at a time. I still have 1/2 bottle left and use it very sparingly. Hoping it will last until I die! It will heal a wound 3 times faster than anything I have ever tried.

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Bubba Says:

My mother just scraped the last smidgen of the ointment out of her old white plastic container. She asked me to try and find her some more but saw that the company has closed.
WHY FOR GOODNESS SAKES!!!!! With so many people using it and loves it. Her mother my grandmother used it on everything. And swore it was miraculous.
Have you figure out the compound formula yet. Please keep me in the loop.
Thank you

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BeasleyDrugCompany Says:

We have the ingredients but not the concentrations. We'll post when we have a similar product available.

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dani Says:

Would love to find out about its availability as well. Please compound this... it would make many many many friends and family very happy.

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Bill Says:

Any 2015 update on Beasley Drug Company's efforts to reproduce BGO ointment? I sure would love to buy some. I've had a bottle of it since the 60's and it is down to smears in the bottle. I hope you can reproduce this great ointment.

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Eli Says:

Me too! My family can vouch for BGO and it does work miracles! I would love to be able to buy it again.

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B League Says:

Do you think the formula would have a patent registered? If formulas are protected this way. I thought maybe Beasley Drug Company might find what they need to recreate the BGO ointment. I know I would buy it.

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Roger Says:

June 2016..... I would love to find the (B G O) also, it was a miracle cure in a tiny bottle.

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Bill Says:

To: BeasleyDrugCompany, Any progress on BGO concentrations for recreating a product like BGO?

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Marcia Says:

Regarding the compound ingredients and their percentages needed, would you be able to determine the percentages if someone who still had some of the product gave you some to experiment with? Several of the people who commented indicated they still had some of the product. Perhaps one of them would be willing to share some with you.

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Corner Drugs Says:

I own a pharmacy that can compound very similar (using the same active ingredients) then only thing different would be the inactive ingredients, like the ointment base. It would require a prescription but the pharmacist can handle that for you. Corner Drugs & Compounding Center, Chatsworth GA 30705 706-695-0444.

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Lori Says:

I was plundering through a friends house the other day. His mother died and he told me i can have anything i wanted. I found a little jar of BGO jackpot! I said I'm done i found a treasure. My grandma swore by it.Because of my grandma it is priceless to me. There is only a little bit left and i refuse to use it

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Tim Says:

Re: Jacob (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

I have a box from B.G.O an some are listed on it will that help you. I loved this ointment best I've ever used

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Candice Says:

We have a bottle of BGO and we would love to purchase more. You can read the ingredients on the bottle, but no amounts are given. I wish I could send a picture, I would.

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Stacie Cowart Says:

Re: Beverly Smith (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Can you tell me how to get some?

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Peggy Says:

Re: B League (# 13) Expand Referenced Message

I would buy it, and so would my sister

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Peggy Says:

Re: BeasleyDrugCompany (# 9) Expand Referenced Message

Let me know if you get some made.

Why did it go out of business when so many loved it?

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Gina Says:

Re: Casey (# 55) Expand Referenced Message

I am a native of Greenville, SC. My family has been using "BGO" since I can remember my Great Grandmother having it, and I'm 63. It is amazing.

I now use the product you suggested and have for 10 years.

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Casey Says:

Re: Martha (# 53) Expand Referenced Message

Found this!!! I also just ordered the alternative this person recommended off of Amazon for 10 bucks.

From the thread The Ingredients for BGO Cream made by Calotabs Co of Greenville SC

" I don't know how old your jar of BGO (Beeman's Greaseless Ointment) is, but my father owned the company from the mid 1950s until 1975, when he retired and sold the company, and it moved from Daytona Beach to Greenville, SC. As you probably have guessed, it is out of business now.

If your jar is white plastic with red lettering and a white metal cap, it was made after 1975 in Greenville, SC by the gentleman who bought the company from us. If your jar is brown glass with a black metal cap, and white label with black lettering with some red highlights, it was pre 1975. We also sold it in white tubes with back and yellow lettering, and I have tube that has never been opened.

When I was 15 in the late '50s, I discovered it would shine chrome, but I don't remember by dad being all that impressed.

I checked the ingredients between what we had in it and what it had in it out of NC and the ingredients are exactly same, and are as follows:

Idoform, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur (Precipitated), Zinc Oxide, 1%, Phenol(Liquified), Calamine, Menthol, Petrolatum, Lanolin, and Mineral Oil.
I found a thing on the internet saying a good substitute for BGO is Calmoseptine ointment available at Walgreens.

Their website is: "

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Casey Says:

Re: Martha (# 53) Expand Referenced Message

Sadly, many have asked her & she’s never responded.

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Martha Says:

Re: Lynn (# 44) Expand Referenced Message

Can I get ingredients of BGO so I can have compounded?

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Martha Says:

Re: Lori Lukasiewic (# 45) Expand Referenced Message

What are ingredients?

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Johnna Says:

I miss this stuff I used all the time as a kid in the summertime (mosquitos love me) I wish they still made it nothing is as good

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Gonna Says:

Re: Lori Lukasiewic (# 45) Expand Referenced Message

What is the name of the pharmacist? I would love to but some.

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