Why is diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) lotion causing black marks?

Not Sure. Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical steroid and can lead to chronic and sometimes permanent side effects on the skin like thinning, scarring and increasing or decreasing pigmentation (hyper pigmentation and hypopigmentation). You may be experiencing darkening of skin (hyper pigmentation) caused by the steroid cream. I would have it checked out by the doctor who gave it to you asap.

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Is clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate lotion use as drops for the ears?

Could be. OK for occasional use for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis on/in ears. For long-term use a less potent steroid may be preferred. You can get both clotrimazole and hydrocortisone OTC at low cost. Read more...

Where can you purchase diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream 30g?

Purchase. This is being answered by a provider who is not a pharmacist. I saw this size listed for sale without a prescription on international on-line pharmacy sites. I would be warry to but through an international pharmacy as you may not get what you actually ordered. Read more...

Using diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) cream -- any side effects?

YES. Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical steroid and can lead to chronic and sometimes permanent side effects on the skin like thinning, scarring and increasing or decreasing pigmentation (hyper pigmentation and hypopigmentation). These side effects can be avoided by using the cream sparingly and with frequent breaks. Read more...

Some parts of my body skin is dried and seldom itchy. So I have dark patches. It aggravates when I sweat. I apply diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate) on them from time to time.?

Try hydrocortisone. This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! it is in the eczema family. Try rubbing baby oil into the area while the skin is soaking wet after showers then towel dry. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the diprosonebbb handy. Read more...