Sigmacort 1% ointment contains 10 mg/g hydrocortisone acetate in a paraffin base.
Ointments are thicker, greasier and more lubricating than creams
- They help seal the skin allowing the corticosteroid to be more easily absorbed — making it stronger than the cream version
- Have a moisturising effect and are useful for treating very dry and thickened skin
- Contain no preservatives, so are less irritating and ideal for sensitive skin
- Are less likely to cause stinging than creams
The Australian Therapeutic Guidelines recommend using an ointment rather than a cream for eczema (atopic dermatitis). Speak to your doctor or pharmacist, who will decide whether Sigmacort 1% Ointment is right for you.
Stronger effect vs cream
Less likely to sting
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