Diprobase cream is a popular treatment for soothing dry, itchy and scaly skin. It’s available in a 50g tube or a 500g pump. Many people that are out and about or on the go prefer to buy a 50g tube of Diprobase cream as it’s small enough to take with you to apply throughout the day, whilst some prefer to keep the larger pump of Diprobase at home.
Diprobase isn’t just suitable for one skin condition, but for anything that may make your skin prone to dryness and itchiness, including dermatitis or frequent hand-washing.
This cream is an emollient and moisturiser that protects the skin against irritants, and prevents it from drying out, which can often worsen symptoms.
Diprobase is also available as an ointment. Whilst it contains the same ingredients as Diprobase cream, the ointment can often be greasier. Diprobase ointment is also available in a 50g tube or a 500g tub.
Whether you buy Diprobase cream or ointment is generally down to personal preference or whichever one you find works best for you. Both products will work to moisturise and protect your skin, but some prefer the feel of one over the other, or find that one product yields better results than the other. If you aren’t sure which is best for you, you should ask a pharmacist for advice, as it may also depend on where you experience dryness and itchiness as to whether a cream or ointment may be best for you.
Diprobase eczema cream
Diprobase is often used by those who suffer with eczema as a way to control the dryness and itchiness of their skin during a flare up. It’s a popular treatment, and can sometimes be enough to control symptoms and stop itching. However, some people with eczema may also need a topical steroid treatment in addition to Diprobase, but this is something that you should discuss with your doctor before deciding to change your treatment plan.
Diprobase is best known for treating eczema, but it is also useful for other skin conditions that may cause dryness, itchiness and even scaling. Emollients such as Diprobase are often recommended for eczema in order to keep the skin hydrated, which can reduce symptoms in some cases.
Diprobase cream for psoriasis
Diprobase can also be used by some patients that suffer with psoriasis if the dryness and scaliness is something that bothers them. Whilst it can’t cure psoriasis, it can be used as an additional treatment alongside topical corticosteroids.
Diprobase can’t reduce inflammation on its own, so you will need to speak to your GP about additional treatments for psoriasis and whether they can be used alongside Diprobase, though it’s worth mentioning that Diprobase cream and ointment have no known interactions.
Although Diprobase isn’t specifically recommended for psoriasis, if you think that its moisturising and protective properties may be able to help you, it’s worth speaking to your doctor or local pharmacist about incorporating it into your treatment regime if you suffer from dryness, itchiness and scaly skin as a result of your psoriasis.
Diprobase has no medicated ingredients, meaning that it’s often fairly gentle on the skin and can be used by many people as it’s free from most common irritants. However, Diprobase cream does contain chlorocresol and cetostearyl alcohol, which can cause irritation or an allergic reaction in some rare cases.
Diprobase ointment only contains white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.
Diprobase cream also contains:
- Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether (Cetomacrogol)
- Cetostearyl alcohol
- Liquid paraffin
- White soft paraffin
- Phosphoric acid
- Sodium dihydrogen phosphate
- Sodium hydroxide
- Purified water
Diprobase cream side effects
Diprobase cream and ointment are unlikely to cause side effects due to the fact that they don’t contain any medicated ingredients. However, some people may still have some kind of skin reaction in the area that it is applied to.
Some of the most commonly reported skin reactions associated with Diprobase include:
- Skin inflammation
If you experience any of these side effects and find them difficult to cope with, you should stop using Diprobase and contact your GP for advice. They may recommend a different type of emollient.
Irritation with Diprobase cream is usually caused by either chlorocresol or cetostearyl alcohol, so if you find that you have a reaction to Diprobase cream, it might be worth trying the ointment instead, as that only contains paraffin.
How often to use Diprobase cream
Because of the lack of medicated ingredients in Diprobase products, you can use them as often as you need to, which may be up to four times a day or more for some people. How often you need to use Diprobase depends on several factors, such as how severe your condition is, or whether you’re taking part in any activities which might irritate your skin. It’s always a good idea to keep a tube of Diprobase on you in case you need to use it whilst you’re out, as applying it as soon as you notice symptoms can help to control your skin better.
Some people find that using Diprobase before having a bath helps to prevent skin dryness, as hot water can worsen dry or itchy skin in many people.
Winter can also affect certain skin conditions due to cold and dry weather, so you may find that you need to apply Diprobase more often in the colder months. As long as you aren’t noticing any adverse reactions to using Diprobase, you should be able to apply it as often as you feel you need it. However, if your symptoms aren’t improving, you should visit your GP for advice, as you may need an additional treatment to manage your condition.
Is Diprobase safe to use on face?
Diprobase should be suitable to use on any part of the body, as long as it isn’t used internally. This means that Diprobase cream and ointment are both safe to use on the face in affected areas. If you’re also using other topical treatments, you should make sure that these are dry before applying Diprobase. Make sure to avoid contact with your eyes, nostrils and mouth if you’re using Diprobase for dry or itchy skin on your face.
Can you buy Diprobase over the counter?
Diprobase is available to buy in most pharmacies, or online. It contains no medicated ingredients, so you shouldn’t need to answer questions from a pharmacist or doctor.
It’s available without a prescription, making it easily accessible whenever you need it, without having to make an appointment.
You can buy Diprobase from Doctor4U by adding to your cart without having to answer any consultation questions.
Diprobase cream UK
Diprobase cream is available from Doctor4U – a UK based business that connects patients to doctors and our partner pharmacy. When you buy Diprobase from us, we guarantee a quality product every time.
On the footer of our web page, you’ll see a logo that says “click to verify if this page is operating legally”, which should take you to our entry on the MHRA website. This means that we’re licensed to sell medicines and healthcare products online, so you can order Diprobase within the UK legally and safely.
To buy Diprobase, all you need to do is select the size and type you’d like, then click the button at the top of the page to add it to your basket. You can then check out as normal without needing to answer any questions from our healthcare team.
You should be able to select a shipping option when you check out, with options including next day delivery (if you order before 2pm Monday-Friday). You can buy Diprobase at a time and place that suits you when you order from Doctor4U.