Ointment

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Medical Definition of Ointment

Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an oil base, a cream is water soluble.


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Rosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases

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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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