I have used this ointment for the last forty years. It was first introduced to me when my daughter was two and had a small area on her cheek which would not heal after my doctor had given me several different creams and was about to refer her to a specialist. An older doctor at the baby clinic told me to go to the chemist and ask for zinc and boric ointment, which I did. The sore healed within two days.
I have used it to reduce redness and healing ever since. I can no longer buy boric acid powder in the UK so can no longer use the cream.
How sad so many of the old medicines can no longer be used.