Synonyms of 'ointment'
a range of ointments for the treatment of eczema
idiom:fly in the ointment
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The balm is very soothing.
A cream is a substance that you rub into your skin, for example to keep it soft or to heal or protect it.
Gently apply the cream to the affected areas.
Thesaurus for ointment from the Collins English Thesaurus
An ointment is a smooth thick substance that is put on sore skin or a wound to help it heal.