If you have tried other topical corticosteroids for treating eczema, psoriasis or other itchy, inflammatory skin conditions and were disappointed in the results, talk to your doctor about a prescription for Diprolene Ointment. As a more potent form of corticosteroid, Diprolene Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate) can help calm the itching and inflammation that can occur during a flare-up of eczema, rashes, and other dermatoses.
When you are exposed to an allergen or irritant, your body’s immune system is alerted and certain chemicals known as prostaglandins are sent to the affected area to contain the threat and heal your body. The problem is that prostaglandins cause the inflammation as part of their job and you find yourself scratching the painful area.
Once you apply Diprolene Ointment as directed, it is absorbed into your skin and works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins. This will reduce the inflammation and there is less redness and itching and a lower risk of a possible infection from bacteria finding their way through broken skin or lesions caused by scratching.
Diprolene Ointment provides relief for those affected by eczema that can flare-up when you’ve come into contact with an allergen, such as perfume, soaps, clothing, metals, or even a change in temperature. The inflammation can be painful and the itchiness relentless without treatment.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that can be triggered by your own immune system. Some individuals experience an unforgiving immune response from their own body as it believes there is a threat and begins to attack your own tissues. The inflammatory response needs to be decreased in order to reduce the painful redness and swelling. There are no cures for either of these skin disorders, but Diprolene Ointment can help alleviate the symptoms and provide you with relief.
Ask your doctor if Diprolene Ointment is safe to use if you are pregnant, become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and provide a list of any OTC or Rx medicine you are taking, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so your doctor can decide if Diprolene Ointment is the right medication for you to use.
Diprolene Ointment should not be used on children under the age of 12 years as they may be more susceptible to the absorption and effects of the active ingredient, Betamethasone Propionate. If applying Diprolene Ointment to large areas of skin or for extended periods of time, check with your doctor regularly. If an infection occurs, see your doctor right away and discontinue applying Diprolene Ointment until the infection has been treated and is under control. Unless told otherwise by your doctor, do not apply any bandaging to the treated area as this can increase the absorption rate and potency of Diprolene Ointment and increase side effects.