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Diprobase Cream Summary
|Type of medicine||Emollient cream|
|Works by||Covers the surface of the skin with an oily layer to prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface.|
|Active ingredient||Soft paraffin & liquid paraffin.|
|Effective within||30 minutes|
|Use with alcohol||No known issues|
We stock 2 different variants of Diprobase Cream
What is Diprobase cream?
Diprobase cream are emollients or moisturisers that effectively hydrates very dry, irritated skin that is caused by skin conditions such as eczema. Diprobase also protects against irritants such as soaps and detergents and prevents skin drying out even further.
Although Diprobase cream both effectively relieve dry skin, some people may choose to use one over the other or use both but at different times of the day.
Diprobase cream is a less greasy formula than the ointment and is absorbed quickly; it is, therefore, more comfortable to use throughout the day as needed.
Diprobase is not a steroid cream but uses soft and liquid paraffin to soothe and hydrate dry skin and also protects the skin by preventing further moisture loss.
What is Diprobase used for?
You may sometimes see or hear Diprobase cream being referred to as Diprobase eczema cream, this is because it is very effective at protecting, soothing and moisturising dehydrated, chapped, irritated skin that is a symptom of eczema.
Diprobase cream can also be used to relieve dry skin caused by dermatitis, psoriasis and ichthyosis. If you would like more information about dry skin conditions and treatment please go to our Eczema and Dermatitis page.
Diprobase on the face
It is safe to apply Diprobase to the face to treat dry skin. When applying Diprobase to your face you should avoid contact with eyes and mouth.
Diprobase can be applied to babies' faces before eating, to avoid food and drink drying and irritating their sensitive skin.
Diprobase for babies
Diprobase cream are suitable for use on babies.
How does Diprobase work?
Diprobase cream are absorbed by the skin which soothes irritated, chapped and raw skin by replacing moisture that has been lost through the skin causing it to become dry.
Diprobase ointment is a more greasy formula than the cream which means it takes longer to absorb but also creates a protective barrier over the skin making it the perfect formula to apply before bathing to reduce further moisture loss.
What is the difference between Diprobase and Zerobase cream?
Diprobase and Zerobase are both brands of emollients containing the same ingredients, they are both effective treatments that moisturise and protect dry skin caused by conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
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Diprobase is for use on the skin only and is suitable for use in children and adults to treat itchy, dry, irritated skin caused by skin conditions such as eczema.
For both children and adults apply enough Diprobase cream to cover the affected area with a thin layer. Massaged the cream gently into the skin in the direction that the hair lies.
Diprobase can be applied as often as is needed to keep your skin moisturised. Some people may find they need to apply cream up to 4 times a day.
Contains white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.
Purified water, White Soft Paraffin (petrolatum), isopropyl palmitate, liquid paraffin (paraffinium liquidum), glycerin, behenyl alcohol, cellulose, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, dimeticone, citric acid (anhydrous), arachidyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, hydroxyacetophenon, potassium hydroxide, and xanthan gum.
Before using Diprobase cream you must ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.
Diprobase side effects
As with all medications, Diprobase can sometimes cause side effects. For a full list of side effects associated with Diprobase cream please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
Most commonly people report a localised skin reaction as a side effect of using Diprobase. This might include:
If you experience side effects that do not go away once you have stopped using this product or you are worried about side effects, speak to a doctor or pharmacist.
In the very rare case of experiencing a severe allergic reaction seek help from your nearest emergency department immediately.
For a full list of warnings and precautions please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet.
- Do not use it if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Keep away from fires when using Diprobase as some of the ingredients are flammable.
- Take extra care when using before showering or bathing to avoid slipping.
Diprobase & pregnancy
Diprobase can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. As with all use of medicines at this time, it is recommended that you discuss treatment with a doctor or pharmacist first.