Synonym—Ointment of Zinc Oxide.
Therapy—It is useful in cutaneous eruptions of all character, as it is non-irritating and promotes rapid healing. In ulcerations, in burns, and in excoriation, or in bruised conditions of the skin it is valuable. An ounce of this ointment combined with two drams of bismuth sub-nitrate is a most valuable dressing for sore nipples. It is excellent, also, applied to fissures, oozing surfaces, eczema, and ulcerations of the anus and rectum, and to piles, especially if of recent origin.
The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.