It is made from a combination of zinc oxide and ferric oxide
or a zinc carbonate compound. It is effective for treating any of the skin
irritations from any of the poison ivy, oak, or sumac. It will work to
soothe the skin from sunburns, any rashes, chickenpox, insect bites
and stings, and eczema. It can be used on oozing rashes, blisters, and
abscesses. It also has mild antiseptic properties and can be used on
chafed, scratched skin to prevent infections.