An ointment was a paste-like mixture of ingredients also including some sort of medicine.

In 2153, a recovering Jonathan Archer was kept up all night by itching. He told Doctor Phlox this, and the Denobulan asked him if he was using the ointment he gave him. He also advised the captain that scratching would prolong the healing process. (ENT: "Rajiin")

While observing Lore's action aboard the USS Enterprise-D, Data told that Lore looking for some fine grind quadratanium was like a Human looking for some kind of antiseptic or ointment. (TNG: "Datalore")

Commander Benjamin Sisko told Nog to get the ointment out of his bag when Quark showed some sort of allergic reaction while camping with Sisko and their son. (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar")

The Takarian bard begged for some money to get ointment for his eye. (VOY: "False Profits")


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