A wound that is slowly being healed, within yourself or with others.
If an insect appears in cream, this reveals a temporary holdup in obtaining the restoration you desire (e.g., “a fly in the ointment”).
A means of smoothing out a rough situation, sometimes unusual, that perhaps you haven’t considered before. During the iYliddle Ages, one type of sympathetic cure was putting salve on the implement of harm (like a knife) instead of on the wound itself. Symbolically, this forgave the weapon for the pain inflicted, thereby aiding the cure. So, salve applied on the dream plane may also help bring peace to this matter.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Dreaming about a salve: physical or emotional ailments will heal soon. Buying a salve: be patient—things are going to get better. Using ointment on yourself: other people need your help; or don’t give other people trouble. Using ointment on someone else: recovery is in sight. See Oil.
Depth Psychology: If you went through painful experiences recently, the dream means that your wounds will heal soon!... Dreamers Dictionary