Although skin infections are not life threatening, they are certainly a trouble as itching and inflammation do not let you rest in peace. A skin infection such as eczema is like a nagging stubborn companion who keeps on complaining constantly and persistently. Diprosalic ointment is used specially for the treatment of skin and scalp infections like eczema and dermatitis. It is made from the combination of two important ingredients- Betamethasone dipropionate and salicylic acid.
Betamethasone dipropionate is a medication belonging to a family of corticosteroids and effectively controls inflammation and itching of the scalp and skin. More often than not this inflammation is as a result of some allergy occurring due to release of substances in our body immune system. Owing to the allergic substances, the blood vessels widen and the skin looks red and swollen. If neglected this can result in skin infection! When any cream or ointment like Diprosalic ointment with betamethasone content is applied on the infected area, the inflammation is controlled by reducing the release of substances from the immune system.
Salicylic acid comes from the medicine family of keratolytics and tries to remove the infection from the roots by breaking down the tough outer layering of dead skin cells. Keratin is a type of protein which is present in the skin tissues. In skin infections like eczema and psoriasis excess of keratin is formed in the skin structure and this cause the outer skin layer to harden. This hardness is so tough and stubborn that it stops any other medication from penetrating the skin cells. Diprosalic ointment is thus a combination of two highly active medications and hence is very effective in skin infection treatments. Diprosalic ointment is used for skin and for scalp. Ointment is used more for the skin while the scalp application is like a thin lotion which can easily spread and is especially recommended for psoriasis of scalp.
Although the side effects and their intensity differ from person to person some are common amongst everyone.