Emulsifying Ointment
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 Emulsifying Ointment

 Emulsifying Ointment

EMULSIFYING OINTMENT

Emulsifying Ointment is used to moisturise dry skin. It is also used as a mild soap in problem skin conditions which cannot tolerate over-drying toilet soaps.

Your doctor has prescribed this for you as a:

  • Moisturiser
    Apply to the affected areas at least 2 times a day. A good time to apply is just after your bath.
  • Bar soap substitute
    Wet the body. Rub some emulsifying ointment with water between your palms until it lathers, then apply it to the entire body, except your face and scalp. Wash off with water.
  • Liquid soap substitute
    Scoop a spoonful into a flask. Add some hot water and stir until the ointment melts. Add some cold water to cool it. Apply to the entire body, except your face and scalp. Wash off with water .

Points To Note

  • This is used not only to cleanse, but also to leave a thin film of ointment on the skin.
  • It is oily and therefore not so suitable for the face or scalp.
  • The elderly should be extra careful after using this ointment in the bath, as the floor may be oily and slippery.

    • When in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
      National Skin Centre (Singapore)
      1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205
      Tel: 63508454

Last updated on 28 Oct 2013

Last updated on 28 Oct 2013