What is Diprosalic Ointment?

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Diprosalic® ointment is treatment used to reduce the symptoms of some types of skin conditions. It can be topically applied directly to the skin. Betamethasone diproprionate and salicylic acid are the main ingredients found in this ointment. These substances can help to reduce inflammation and eliminate redness and itching associated with skin conditions. They also help to break down the keratin seen in hardened and scaly skin, and help to produce smoother skin.

Eczema and psoriasis are two skin conditions that can be improved by using Diprosalic® cream. Both of these conditions have similar symptoms. Redness of the skin, lumps or blisters, and weeping or crusty sections of skin can often be seen. The cells of the skin become enlarged and irritated and this is why these symptoms can occur. Diprosalic® ointment can also help to shrink inflamed cells from the inside and this can reduce any further skin outbreaks.

There is a difference between Diprosalic® ointment and Diprosalic® lotion. The ointment is only used for skin irritations and it is evenly applied to the infected area. If the scalp becomes inflamed, red and itchy, Diprosalic® lotion is used. It is much thinner than the ointment and it is made so that a thin film remains on the head for further protection. Each of these medications should be used as directed to avoid any harmful side effects.


There are no reported pharmaceutical drug interactions associated with Diprosalic® cream. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a physician before using this medication. It should also be used sparingly on the skin, and it is not intended for use over a long period of time.

When Diprosalic® ointment is not used correctly or when it is overused, it can cause permanent damage to the skin. Over using the medication can cause stretch marks and visible skin thinning. It can also cause dermatitis, which is swelling or an inflammation of the skin. If this medication is used on the face for a prolonged period of time, it can cause enlarged veins.

It can also be damaging to use Diprosalic® ointment on other skin conditions. Viral skin infections such as herpes or the chicken pox can worsen if this ointment is used. Fungal infections must be treated with an antibiotic as well as the ointment. This medication should never be used for anal or genital itching. There have been certain allergic reactions reported from using Diprosalic® ointment.


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Post 4

After applying Diprosalic ointment on the scalp, how do you wait until you can wash your hair?

Post 3

Do you need a prescription to buy Diprosalic Ointment? I would think that you do, if there can be such bad side effects associated with long-term use. It sounds like something that should be closely regulated, so that people don't end up worse off than they started.

Post 2

I don't have eczema, so I don't really know how it feels. However, I have known people who have it and it seems to be very irritating. I'm glad that this ointment is available to help with this problem!

Post 1

Diprosalic is the only ointment that works for eczema. Mine cleared in four days using this ointment. Clobetasol Propionate and Triamcinolone Acetonide did not work at all.

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