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Diprosalic Scalp Application

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Eczema and Dermatitis
Scalp Application
1 bottle (100ml) (£29.99)

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1 bottle (100ml) £29.99

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What is Diprosalic Scalp Application?

Diprosalic Scalp Application is a topical corticosteroid treatment that is designed for use on your scalp.

An effective treatment for various skin conditions, Diprosalic Scalp Application is commonly prescribed for psoriasis and eczema (dermatitis).

This treatment is classed as a potent corticosteroid, which means it is more powerful than other scalp treatments. It achieves this with the help of a second ingredient, salicylic acid, which works to soften the affected skin so that the steroid can better penetrate and treat the inflamed area.

If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema on areas of your body other than your scalp, there are other potent treatments that might be better for you. For example, Elocon or Dermovate.

How does Diprosalic Scalp Application work?

Diprosalic Scalp Application contains two active ingredients. The first is an artificial version of the hormone cortisol, betamethasone dipropionate. The second is an acid, salicylic acid. These two substances work together to reduce inflammation.

Your body produces cortisol naturally. Its job is to calm your immune system. This is very effective for eczema and psoriasis, as these conditions are caused by an overactive immune response. As a corticosteroid, betamethasone mirrors the effect of cortisol, alleviating symptoms like itchy skin, pain and redness.

Salicylic acid is especially effective if you have thick plaques on your scalp. It softens the plaques so that the betamethasone is more easily absorbed by lower layers of the skin, which are often the greatest source of irritation.

How do I use Diprosalic Scalp Application?

Remember to always follow the advice of your doctor or dermatologist when using any new skin treatment.

Diprosalic Scalp Application comes in bottles of 30ml or 100ml.

The following is only a summary - more information is contained in the patient information leaflet (PIL), which is included with your order.


  • wash your hands before and after applying the treatment
  • you should rub treatment into the affected area of the scalp until it has been completely absorbed
  • apply treatment 1-2 times per day, at around the same time
  • you should reduce to 1 dose per day as symptoms improve

If you forget a dose, do not apply a double dose to make up for it - this will only increase the chance of side effects occurring. Instead, apply the next dose as normal.

You should use this treatment for two weeks. At this point, you should visit your doctor for a consultation. Depending on how you have responded to the scalp application, they may extend the course or ask you to stop using it.

What are the possible side effects of Diprosalic Scalp Application?

You should be aware that this medication, along with all others, can cause side effects. Most people tolerate it well, however, if you experience any distressing reactions, you should stop treatment and contact a doctor.

You should also stop treatment if you have an allergic reaction. For example, you get an increase in skin rashes or have swelling or difficulty breathing.

It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects - however, reported reactions include:

  • skin reactions* - including burning, itchy sensations
  • thinning of the skin**
  • blurred vision

HealthExpress currently does not prescribe this medication for children. Children suffer different side effects, such as hormone changes. You should speak with your doctor for further information about the use of this scalp application on children.

*As this side effect is very similar to the symptoms of the condition, you should stop applying the medication if there is no improvement after 7 days.

**This reaction is more common with overuse.

Who can use it?

Not all medications are suitable for all people. Some people may have conditions that put them at increased risk, others may be taking treatments that interact poorly with the new medication.

If any of the following apply to you, you should ask your doctor for different treatments:

  • you have an allergy to any of the scalp application’s ingredients (e.g., disodium edetate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium hydroxide)
  • you have ever had a bad reaction to any corticosteroid in the past
  • you plan to use it for rosacea, acne, cold sores or chickenpox (shingles)
  • your skin problem is undiagnosed
  • your eczema is on your mouth

What precautions should I take?

Do not smoke or go near naked flames after applying this treatment - it is flammable.

After using the medication, do not apply any bandages or wear tight clothing.

You should speak with a healthcare professional before using this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not exceed the recommended dosage set out by the doctor or abuse the treatment. Both of these will lead to side effects and further complications.

Can I buy Diprosalic Scalp Application online?

At HealthExpress, consultation, prescription and delivery are included.

When completing the short HealthExpress questionnaire before ordering, you should answer all questions honestly and in detail. If our doctors are happy that the Diprosalic Scalp Application is safe for you to use, they will issue a prescription.

Our pharmacy will then dispense your medication and send it with complimentary delivery to any address, home, office or other. All orders placed with HealthExpress come with complimentary delivery. You can choose between next-da and nominated-day options.


All our doctors and pharmacists are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You can find their details on our dedicated medical team page.

Diprosalic Scalp Application info
Product name Diprosalic Scalp Application
Active ingredient(s) Diprosalic
Manufacturer Organon Pharma (UK) Limited
Lowest price£29.99
Trustpilot rating5/5
Trustpilot reviews3
AvailabilityIn stock
Description Corticosteroid cream for the treatment of certain scalp skin conditions
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Administration Topical
Presentation Scalp application
Available dosage(s) 30ml/100ml
Application Adults suffering from eczema/psoriasis of the scalp
Usage Consult patient leaflet
Drug classCorticosteroid
Alcohol consumptionN/A
Breastfeeding/pregnancyNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

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Pack of 100ml Cutaneous solution is a Diprosalic Scalp Application Excellent 5 3 patients have reviewed Diprosalic Scalp Application on Trustpilot
07 Dec

Fantastic item. Helps clear eczema/psoriasis. Highly recommend.

24 Apr

Essential to me.

20 Jan

Not used it yet, but hopeful it will help my skin problems.

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