Unguentine

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Unguentine is an over the counter topical antiseptic ointment produced by Lee Pharmaceuticals. It was originally introduced in 1893 as the first antiseptic surgical dressing ointment, by Norwich Pharmaceuticals who later brought Pepto Bismol to market.

It is used for treating the pain of minor burns, poison ivy, poison oak, itching, minor skin wounds or insect bites.[1] The active ingredients are camphor (3%), phenol (2.5%), tannic acid (2.2%) and zinc oxide (6.6%).[2]

TV ads on The Hollywood Palace in 1967 mention the active ingredient as diperodon.[3] Earlier advertisements list "dianestrol" as its "secret ingredient".

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