Diprosone cream

If or someone you know is afflicted with psoriasis, eczema or other skin disorders you know how desperate you can be to control the outbreaks, redness, swelling and itching. Some of these skin disorders can be disfiguring, especially if on the face. The good news is that have been topical creams and ointments that have been specifically formulated to treat the skin. Diprosone Cream is one formula that is a prescription medication that doctors give to their patients who suffer from such skin conditions.

Diprosone Cream is a brand name for a cream containing a medicinal compound called Betamethasone dipropionate. Bethamethasone is a very potent glucocorticoid steroid that has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Betamethasone dippropionate is 600 times stronger than hydrocortisone cream. Such potent corticosteroids first began being used in 1950. Diprosone cream is used to treat psoriasis and certain other skin problems that cause redness and itchiness of the skin like eczema and dermatitis. It is also used for another inflammatory disease known as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Diprosone cream can reduce inflammation on the skin due to skin irritations. When the immune system is compromised the skin can release substances that cause the blood vessels to widen, causing painful swelling an itching and reddened skin. Diprosone cream can penetrate inside the skin cells and decrease the inflammatory substances. It works well to reduce itchiness, swelling and redness.

The active medicinal ingredient in the cream is formulated in a moisturizing base which keeps the skin from drying out and becoming scaly and itchy. This product is designed for external use only. One of the major side effects associated with using this cream is that of thinning of skin and the appearance of red marks. Long term use of corticosteroids can also cause the adrenal glands to decrease the production of natural hormones in the body. Diprosone cream should be used as instructed by your doctor. The cream is to be applied in a thin layer, evenly over the affected area of skin. Be careful not to get the cream in your eyes and nasal passages or any other mucus membranes. Rinse with cold water immediately if accidental contact occurs. Women who are pregnant should not use this cream without consulting with her doctor first. It is not yet known how betamethasone diproprionate can affect a developing fetus. Women who are breast feeding should also consult with the doctor first who can determine if its usage is essential or not. Patients using Diprosone cream should not bandage the area or wrap it in any way as it can increase adrenal gland malfunction if it is occluded.

People who have been prescribed Diprosone cream for the treatment of psoriasis or other skin disorders should have regular check-ups. Long term use of corticosteroids can cause the condition to become worse and relapse into generalized pustular psoriasis when treatment is discontinued. If infection occurs the medicine must be discontinued and antibiotics will be given to treat infected pustules. If you are using the cream on your face you should not use it for more than five days. Children should not use this cream for more than five days in a row as well. Children under the age of 12 should not use it at all. Any signs of adverse reaction should be reported to your doctor immediately when using this cream. You should also not take any other kind of corticosteroid medication in conjunction with using the cream without your doctor’s knowledge as adverse reactions may occur. There are certain drugs that may interact with Diprosone cream so make sure you let your doctor know what medications you are already taking.

Last updated on Aug 7th, 2010 and filed under Drugs and Medications. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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