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Diprobase Cream

Diprobase Cream & Ointment

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Diprobase cream and ointment deeply moisturise and protect skin that is prone to becoming dry, flaky and irritated. Diprobase is gentle on the skin and so is suitable for use even on babies. It is used daily to keep skin healthy when you are suffering from a range of long-term skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

You can buy Diprobase cream and ointment online from The Independent Pharmacy without the need for a prescription.

Diprobase Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Diprobase cream & ointment?

Diprobase cream and ointment 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 and ointment 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 ointment helps to protect skin from drying out by leaving an oily layer over the surface of the skin. It is recommended to use Diprobase ointment before bathing and overnight.

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 and ointment 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 and ointment are suitable for use on babies.

 

How does Diprobase work?

Diprobase cream and ointments 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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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Diprobase directions 

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 or ointment 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. 

Diprobase ointment is best used before bathing or swimming and is recommended for use overnight as it is a greasy formula.

Diprobase side effects

As with all medications, Diprobase can sometimes cause side effects. For a full list of side effects associated with Diprobase cream and ointment please read the Patient Information Leaflet

Most commonly people report a localised skin reaction as a side effect of using Diprobase. This might include:

  • Rash
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Pain

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. 

Diprobase Ingredients

Diprobase cream: Contains white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin. 

Diprobase ointment: Contains white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl ether.


Before using Diprobase cream or ointment you must ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

Diprobase warnings

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.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Eczema & Dermatitis?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Diprobase Cream & Ointment Reviews

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Ask our medical team for impartial information and advice about any treatment we provide or medical condition that we treat before you buy.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Published on: 09-01-2017

Last modified on: 22-10-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Reviewed on: 22-10-2020

Next review date: 22-10-2022


Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.


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