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Base-ically this is great for dry skin

AdvantagesGreat for

DisadvantagesNone

"...the affected area thinly with Diprobase and gently massage into the skin. The skin should be clean and dry and as for the frequency you should check with your doctor/pharmacist. My experience of using Diprobase~ I was actually aware of this product a while ago as my dad is prescribed it for dry skin on his hands as they crack open and bleed (yuk) due to a medical condition. I had not tried this myself though but had seen it in my parents bathroom ..." Read review
24.03.2011

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Community Level 8daisyleex

daisyleex

Diprobase Cream

AdvantagesEffective, affordable

DisadvantagesNot keen on the smell

"...crust, crack and so on. Diprobase cream aids in moisturising the dry skin, while also giving it a nice 'cool' sensation which is a very relieving kind of feeling and it certianly aids in calming the itchiness down by a noticeable amount. I don't usually use this when my eczema is at its worse and instead use it as an aftercare cream for the dry, almost scale like patches of skin that the eczema leaves behind as it's such a good moisturiser. Diprobase ..." Read review
06.03.2012

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Community Level 6kittyfluff

kittyfluff

Keep on Rubbing.. Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesA great barrier cream..

DisadvantagesIt smells of funny medicated things...

"...need pure grease..but I use Diprobase as a substitute for udder cream. What is Diprobase Fluffster? Well its basically an emollient cream but also doubles as a barrier cream. It seals the top layer of your skin to prevent it from losing any more moisture. Craeting a barrier between itself and the harsh elements. Or for instance if your clothes rub against you, such things as nylon and any other man made fibres really can exacerbate eczema ..." Read review
28.12.2005

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Community Level 5lorna_call

lorna_call

Is there a shortage?

AdvantagesRelieves itch and dryness

DisadvantagesGreasy

"...there a world-wide shortage of Diprobase or is it just confined to N Ireland? Maybe it is connected to oil prices, after all it is made from liquid paraffin! My 7 year old daughter has suffered with eczema since she was 6 weeks old, her's is the type that will not go away, it is inherited from her father. Basically she suffers with extremely dry skin that flares up into horrible bright red patches that sometimes bleed or even become infected. She ..." Read review
20.07.2008

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Community Level 6spottydog2

spottydog2

Remove my Scales and Make me Soft and Smooth.

AdvantagesHydrates skin, cheap.

DisadvantagesCan be oily.

"...still like to keep some Diprobase on hand though just in case and it is also useful for dry skin. What is Diprobase? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Dibrobase in an emollient which soothes and hydrates the skin and is indicated for dry or scaling skin. The effects of Diprobase are short lived and it needs to be applied frequently even after improvement occurs. Diprobase is useful with eczema and to a lesser extent psoriasis, though is excellent ..." Read review
02.06.2007

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Rubs Me Up the Right Way!

AdvantagesEffective moisturising cream, soothes, doesn't sting, prevents recurrence of severe eczema

DisadvantagesClinical scent

"...use this in conjunction with Diprobase cream initially and then to continue using the Diprobase on an ongoing basis to keep the eczema at bay. I was advised to apply a generous layer of Diprobase first to soothe the inflamed skin and then, once it had been absorbed, to apply a thin layer of Hydrocortisone cream. Once the inflammation had died down completely, I switched to using Diprobase alone as a preventative measure and am still continuing to ..." Read review
03.05.2011

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A potentially relieving base for your skin

AdvantagesGreat if it works for you

DisadvantagesHit and miss, more likely to work with mild eczema

"...need to moisturise it frequently. Diprobase comes in various sizes and the most common way of dispensing it is from a from a tube with a nozzle on the top which means that you don't get germs in the container when you use it, which can be a problem with creams that come in tubs. I used Diprobase for a few months before realising that it wasn't helping my skin much. While it is moisturising in the short term, it has a greasy feel to it and I didn't ..." Read review
14.06.2013

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Community Level 5bluebell190

bluebell190

Amazing cream for eczema or dry skin!

AdvantagesGets to work so quickly

DisadvantagesSo thick and heavy

"...had never heard of this diprobase cream before I used it a few weeks ago, I usually use aqueous cream or sudocreme and this usually relieves my eczema. This cost me a normal prescription charge of £7.20, and it was well worth the money, as I only had a small patch of eczema and only have to use a small amount, mine is going to last ages. I got a 500g tub with a dispenser which I personally think is way too much for what I needed it for, I could ..." Read review
27.03.2011

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Good stuff, but there is better

Advantageseasy to use, smoothing, creamy, big tub

DisadvantagesNot as good as hydrocortisone

"...items I have tried is Diprobase Cream, which was prescribed to me by the doctor a couple of years ago for the dry skin I was suffering with on my arms and sometimes on my neck. Diprobase comes in a large, white tub and has a dispenser that you depress to dispense a blob of cream. For my whole arm, I usually have to press the dispenser twice and this will cover the whole arm in a nice, thick layer that is absorbed quite easily and quickly. I only ..." Read review
30.03.2011

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Itch relief

Advantagesprovides relief, absorbs well

DisadvantagesNone

"...let me use a spare Diprobase pump bottle we have in stock just so that we can self-administer for 2 days for a resident if we cannot got a doctor out and I tried it. The cream which I now get on prescription when I need it as it costs around £10 for the big pump action bottle which holds 500g although you can buy a smaller 50g for around £3 so you can give it try and make sure it’s for you first. The cream comes in a white cylindrical plastic ..." Read review
03.04.2013

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Community Level 5dawnmarywh...

dawnmarywhite

Deeply dippy about Diprobase

AdvantagesSoothing, really moisturises

DisadvantagesSome may find it greasy

"I was prescribed Diprobase emollient a few years ago, when I was suffering bouts of skin irritation on my legs that resulted in itchy, dry and flaky patches. I have never suffered from that since that particular occurrence cleared up, but I have had outbreaks of something similar on my hands on and off over the years. When I was prescribed it the doctor told me I may want to use it at night as it's greasy, but I have not experienced this, I think ..." Read review
12.07.2011

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Community Level 7randy_edith

randy_edith

This is good for skin flare ups Review with images

AdvantagesIt works well

DisadvantagesIt is very thick

"...Doctor has prescribed me some Diprobase Cream which is really good and it helps my condition. I have a 50g tube of cream and I got this on prescription. This cream is very thick indeed and it makes a bit of a mess when I put it on even if I only use just a small amount. It is an emollient cream and it helps to calm my eczema down and make the area moist again and act as a barrier. It is quite greasy I find but it does relieve the itching which is ..." Read review
18.03.2012

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The final solution

AdvantagesGreat cream that actually works.

DisadvantagesTakes a long time to be absorbed, Massive bottle.

"I was familiar with Diprobase from my childhood when I was prescribed it to try and sort out a problem with peeling skin on my feet, it didn't work back then (Betnovate eventually did.) so I was sceptical about how successful it would be when my doctor prescribed it for the dry skin on my hands. I had already tried several store bought hand creams and unless I used these every hour my hands were starting to look a bit like they belonged to an old ..." Read review
22.03.2013

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Community Level 3StephenPhi...

StephenPhillips123

I'm not a metrosexual so this is for me. (Diprobase Cream)

AdvantagesYou don't come out the other side smelling of summer apples.

DisadvantagesA little goes a long way so take it easy.

"DiproBase emollient cream has to be THE moisturiser. Although little known to people it is excellent value for money compared to some of the flashy advertised brands you get on TV with sports stars prancing about and in my opinion does a far better job. --- Housing, quantity and labelling --- I buy DiproBase in a large quantity and therefore go for the large 500g bottle (about 30cm in height). The bottle is made of a very simple white plastic ..." Read review
20.10.2009

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Community Level 3cherub3001

cherub3001

Kill the itching

Advantagessoothing, cool, gentle on skin, it works!

Disadvantagessticky, greasy in large amounts

"...i was given was called Diprobase and it came in a big bottle kind of like a liquid soap bottle with a handy dispenser tube at the top. Every night before bed i would rub a small amount of this cream into the backs of my knees. I was surprised at first because unlike most of the other creams i had tried, i felt no stinging on the raw skin. Instead the cream was very gentle and rubbed in easily. One of the disadvantages is that the cream is quite ..." Read review
10.09.2001

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