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Diprosone Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate)

Diprosone Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate)

Product Name Price Qty    
Diprosone Ointment
0.05% Ointment

(℞) Prescription required.

Generic equivalents for Diprosone Ointment

Betamethasone Dipropionate
0.05% Ointment

(℞) Prescription required.

Availability: In stock



Diprosone Ointment Description

For those of you that are dealing with ineffective treatments for eczema, psoriasis, and other skin rashes or conditions, talk to your doctor about trying Diprosone Ointment. The ointment formula is ideal for treating dry or thickened areas of skin as the white petroleum helps to hold in moisture and promotes the absorption of the medication. Diprosone Ointment contains Betamethasone Dipropionate, a corticosteroid that can be applied during flare-ups to reduce the itching and inflammation that eczema and psoriasis can cause, or for other stubborn rashes.

Lowering the Immune Response Can Help Decrease Your Symptoms

When applied as directed, Diprosone Ointment works within your skin cells to decrease the release of inflammatory chemicals that can occur as an immune response to a real or perceived threat to your body. Inflammation is how your body heals itself but it can also cause pain, redness, swelling, and itching, not to mention more inflammation. By calming these symptoms with Diprosone Ointment, there is less risk that you will scratch so hard or continuously so as to cause a break in your skin where an infection can occur.

Conditions Treated by Diprosone Ointment

Some forms of eczema may be triggered by coming into contact with certain soaps, perfumes, or metals and cause a misguided immune response where your skin cells are affected and inflammation, itching, and swelling occur. Research seems to point to a possible structural defect in your epidermis that results in the function of the skin barrier to be impaired. This allows toxins and antigens easier access for causing the symptoms as your immune system tries to fight off the intruders.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that sets off white blood cells (T cells) by mistake and leads to a quicker turnover of skin cells. As the production of new cells speeds up, they are surfacing faster than the old cells can fall or slough off. This causes a build-up of cells that turn into the plaques that are itchy and inflamed.

Before You Receive a Diprosone Ointment Rx

Ask your doctor about the safety of applying Diprosone Ointment while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any OTC or Rx meds you currently take or use, including dietary, vitamin, and herbal supplements. This can help your doctor determine if Diprosone Ointment is right for you.

What You Need to Know About Diprosone Ointment Use

Follow the doctors instructions for Diprosone Ointment closely regarding how much to apply and how long the treatment period should be. You should not wrap or bandage any treated areas of skin as this can increase your risk of side effects. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids such as Diprosone Ointment can cause a thinning of your skin and lower production of natural hormones from your adrenal glands. For use on children, be certain of only applying Diprosone Ointment for the shortest time possible.

Possible Side Effects of Diprosone Ointment

  • Temporary burning sensation
  • Increased redness
  • Skin rash