So in my previous post I mentioned I have been using Diprobase Ointment during the winter. I thought I’d do a quick review, here it goes…
I have been struggling to control the eczema on my hands and wrists so I switched from Diprobase cream to Diprobase Ointment as it was proscribed by my GP. The difference with these two products are one is a cream and more of a lotion the ointment is a thick, heavy and a greasy product. Which eczema suffers will know a thicker cream is needed especially in the winter to act as the fatty layer of skin.
What is Diprobase Ointment and what is it used for?
It is an emollient, moisturiser and protective ointment it is used to treat eczema and other dry skin conditions. It can be used for both adults and children. It contains white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.
What it does?
It relieves and soothes red, inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin. It can also be used before showering and bathing to protect raw skin. It helps hydrate skin and prevents moisture loss.
(Results after weeks of use – Not good enough) ….
It definitely soothes my skin when it is itching but for a short period of time. I not sure if it’s because of the texture but I find it can make me itchier the longer it’s on my hands. Strangely enough it has not improved the dryness of my skin on my hands and wrist which I find confusing because it is such a thick ointment. It has however, improved dry patches on my face but it’s not as effective on stubborn areas such as around my eyes and as I mention my hands. I have been using it twice a day as directed by my doctor. I find it best to use in the morning and at night. It is really sticky because of how greasy it is so I wouldn’t recommend using it during the day unless you don’t mind having it all over your clothes. Over all I find the ointment ok, I plan to stop using though and trying something else as it is not improving my skin very much. I will keep using it of my face.