Emulsifying ointment is used to treat dry skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis. It can be used as an ointment or instead of soap. It is a type of emulsifying ointment, sometimes known as an emollient or moisturiser. It is used to relieve the symptoms of dry skin conditions, such as cracked, scaly and itchy skin. The emulsifying ointment leaves a thin layer of oil on the skin’s surface that stops water evaporating. This results in a soothing, softening and moisturising effect. In general this drug is used to moisturise and soften dry skin. Emulsifying ointment can be used as often as required.