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.