What is Diprobase Ointment?
Diprobase Ointment is a moisturising treatment for eczema and other dry skin conditions. It moisturises and protects areas of dry, irritated skin, keeping moisture from escaping and drying your skin further. This ointment is perfect for use before a hot bath or shower, protecting your skin and keeping it from drying out.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a common skin condition which lots of people, especially children, suffer with. When you have eczema, you’ll notice patches or wider spread areas of dry, itchy, irritated skin, which are most commonly located on the hands, elbows, knees, face, or scalp. Some of the most common symptoms of eczema include:
- Dry skin
- Cracked skin
How will Diprobase Ointment soothe my eczema?
Diprobase Ointment works as an emollient, which means it forms a layer over the skin which keeps moisture from escaping. This helps to hydrate dry skin from within, soothing symptoms of eczema in the process.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking other medication, including those used on the skin and those obtained without prescription, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Some medications can interact when used together, causing unwanted side effects or making your medication less effective.
Can I use this ointment if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time and a medical professional may wish to recommend a product which will be more suitable for both of you.
How to use this ointment
Apply a thin layer of Diprobase Ointment to the entirety of the affected area. Massage gently into the skin, making sure the ointment is thoroughly absorbed.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use Diprobase Ointment if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas.
Does this ointment have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Diprobase Ointment can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Skin reactions, e.g. itching, rash, redness, peeling, burning, pain, dryness, skin inflammation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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