Boroleum Ointment

Boroleum Ointment

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A soothing application for head colds, minor nasal irritation, superficial burns, sunburn, chapped hands or lips, cold sores, chafing and minor skin irritations
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
date made
ca 1960
Sinclair Pharmacal Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
composition petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
boric acid (drug active ingredients)
menthol camphor (drug active ingredients)
oil eucalyptol (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (drug active ingredients)
box: 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.5875 cm
tub: 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 4.7625 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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My entire family used this religiously. My Aunt worked at the factory at Fishers Island , NY for a long time. We use to get the damaged tubes they could not sell. This stuff was a miracle worker
I still have and use boxes of this stuff, and found this while looking online to buy more. I've never needed to buy any because my grandmother raised me with tubs of this stuff, and I've just always had it. She died two years ago and I'm getting to the end of her supply.
My mom used to rub have me rub it under and in nostrils if my nose was stuffed.
When my daughter was born in 1968, her pediatrician suggested I use this ointment for her diaper rash. He was a senior pediatrician.

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