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BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM has the following salts in its composition

 1) Betamethasone 2) Salicylic Acid

Uses Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Uses Of Salt: Betamethasone

Betamethasone is a steroid medication, used for:

Uses Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a peeling agent that leads to the shedding of the outer layer of skin. It is used to manage:

Side Effects Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Side Effects Of Salt: Betamethasone

Some patients may experience one or more of following side-effects of Betamethasone:

  • Euphoria
  • Adrenal suppression
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Ecchymosis
  • Prolonged use of betamethasone on extensive areas of skin (broken or raw) may result in side effects on other parts of the body. E.g. cause decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands.
  • When used in pre-term labour, it may cause complications, like leukocytosis  and hypoglycaemia in new-borns exposed in utero.
  • When injected into the spine or epidural space, it may cause serious side effects like stroke, loss of vision, and paralysis.

Side Effects Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Some patients may experience some mild side effects of salicylic acid:

  • Sensation of burning or stinging
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Peeling

Contraindications Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Contraindications Of Salt: Betamethasone

Before taking betamethasone, please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Brain Injury
  • Muscle Problems, bone problems, broken Bone due to Disease or Illness
  • Increased Pressure in the Eye, Cataracts, Wide-Angle Glaucoma,
  • Untreated Fungal Infection,
  • Chronic Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure
  • Herpes simplex infection
  • Rupture of a Tendon
  • Hardening of the Liver
  • Seizures
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low level of Potassium in the Blood
  • Reduced body resistance to Infection,
  • Mental Disorder 

Contraindications Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Please inform your doctor if you have any skin infection or wound etc..

What Is Asthma

  • Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the airways in the lungs. Asthma can either be allergic (most common) or non-allergic.
  • Allergic asthma is due to an allergic response known as a type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. People with asthma’s airways are hypersensitive to certain triggers. The allergic reaction causes narrowing of the small airways and leads to "air trapping" (known as an obstructive airway disease)
  • There are different types of asthma- childhood onset asthma (usually before the age of 5), adult-onset asthma, exercise-induced asthma and aspirin induced asthma. Some asthma is known as seasonal asthma and occurs only at certain times of the year, usually with the changing of seasons such as during autumn or spring.
  • Asthma is diagnosed with lung function tests. A spirometer or a PEFM (Peak Expiratory Flow Meter) is used in conjunction with a bronchodilator. The meter is used to assess your lung function before and after inhaling a fast-acting bronchodilator. A diagnosis of asthma is made when there is an improvement in lung function of more than 20% (PEFM) or more than 12%(when using a spirometer) after the bronchodilator is inhaled.
  • Asthma is diagnosed when a patient has suggestive symptoms and a positive bronchodilator test.

What Is Crohn disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. It can occur anywhere between the mouth to anus region (including oesophagus, small and large intestines, stomach and anus) that is responsible for the gastrointestinal activities in the body. The disease shows up signs of tissue injury with pain, swelling and redness. 

What Is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease. In psoriasis, skin cells multiply 10 times faster than their normal. The volume of underlying cells, which reach the surface of the skin and die, causes red and raised plaques. These are covered with white scales. Psoriasis usually occurs on elbows, knees, and scalp, though it may also occur on palms, soles of feet or torso.

There are mainly five types of psoriasis: plaque, inverse, guttate, pustular, and erythrodermic.

What Is Acne

  • Acne, known as Acne Vulgaris, is one of the commonest dermatological complaints.
  • Acne is especially prevalent during puberty and young adulthood, although some people may still suffer from it into their middle years. Acne is known in the general population as "pimples."
  • Acne occurs when skin pores are blocked by excess sebum (natural oil produced by the skin) and by dead skin cells. As the sebum builds up, it causes inflammation of the surrounding skin. The lump that forms under the skin because of this blockage is called a comedo. A group of lumps is called comedones.
  • If not treated properly acne can lead to permanent scarring. Acne also has important psychological implications such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, especially in youths.    

What Is Dandruff

Dandruff is a scalp condition in which skin of the scalp becomes dry, flaky and itchy. It is a phenomenon when scalp sheds extra skin cells. Dandruff isn’t a threatening condition but it can be embarrassing sometimes. 

Symptoms Treated With BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma

  • Symptoms of asthma are typically a wheezy or "tight" chest, shortness of breath and recurrent or persistent coughing that is worse at night and early mornings. Coughing or tight chest are often also present after exercise.
  • Exercise-induced asthma typically only produces symptoms after exercise. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Crohn disease

Crohn's disease can be diagnosed through a number of symptoms. Some of them are:

  • Abdominal and rectal pain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Anaemia.
  • Weight loss.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Gastrointestinal bloating with flatulence, vomiting, bowel blockage and blood in the tool.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fever.
  • Mouth ulcers.

What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriasis

Symptoms of psoriasis vary from patient to patient, depending upon the type of psoriasis they have. The common symptoms of plaque psoriasis are:

  • Red skin plaques covered with silver coloured loose scales. These plaques can be painful, itchy and may sometimes bleed after cracking. In severe psoriasis, the plaques of irritated skin grow and merge with each other, and cover larger areas.
  • Disorder of toenails and fingernails, including pitting and discoloration of nails.
  • There may be swelling and pain in joints due to psoriatic arthritis. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Acne

  • Acne starts out as comedones. People with acne present with blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules (commonly known as “pimples”) or nodules (lumps that form under the skin). Often people with acne suffer from an oily skin complexion.
  • Acne is classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.
  • Comedones are non-inflammatory acne. They can either be closed (whiteheads) or open (blackheads). The color of a blackhead is not debris or an indication of bad skin hygiene, but melanin (the skin’s surface pigment).
  • Inflammatory acne occurs when bacteria invade the skin, causing papules or pustules (pimples). Nodules and cysts are also inflammatory lesions. Nodules are deeper skin lesions, while cysts are fluid-filled lumps. 
  • Acne usually presents in common areas of increased oil production such as the forehead, nose, chin, chest and upper back.
  • Acne can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the amount and type of lesions. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Dandruff

The symptoms of dandruff are easily recognised such as:

  • Dry flaky skin on the scalp.
  • Visibility of the flakes on the shoulders, eyebrows, hairline and nose.
  • Itchy scalp.
  • Greasy scalp.

Causes of diseases where BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM is used

What Are The Causes Of Asthma

  • Mostly asthma starts in childhood and is often outgrown in early adulthood. Some asthmatics may, however, need treatment lifelong.
  • Asthma has a strong genetic component and is part of the so-called "atopic triad" in childhood which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and asthma.
  • Early insult to a child's lungs such as neonatal pneumonia or bronchitis may play a role in developing asthma later.
  • People with asthma have individual triggers. These triggers are commonly sensitivities to house-dust mites, grass, pollen, animal dander, dairy, wheat, nuts and soy products. Chest infections, cold air or air pollution can also trigger an attack.
  • Adult onset starts in the early twenties. There is speculation about possible causes; genetics, smoking and a history of allergies seem to play the biggest part. It affects females more than males.
  • Asthma can be caused/ triggered due to any of the following reasons:

                 1. Airborne substances like pollen, dust mites, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.

                 2. Respiratory infections such as common cold

                 3. Exercise-induced asthma

                 4. Cold air

                 5. Air pollutants like smoke

                 6. Certain medications including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen  and naproxen

                 7. Strong emotions, stress

                 8. Foods which contain Sulphites and preservatives

                 9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Asthma is a combination of environmental and genetic factors, as many people live in same conditions. Still, some people get asthma and some don’t.

What Are The Causes Of Crohn disease

Crohn's disease can occur in people due to a number of causes. Some of these are mentioned below.

  • Genetic causes.
  • Smoking.
  • An infection that occurred in the past.
  • Weak immune system.
  • Environmental factors like virus or bacteria

In short, Crohn's disease occurs because of the weakening of the intestinal cells caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. 

What Are The Causes Of Psoriasis

  • Weak immunity, in which white blood cells start attacking skin cells mistakenly.
  • Genetic.

What Are The Causes Of Acne

  • Causes of acne are multifactorial. There are many myths surrounding causes and home remedies.
  • Genetics play the largest role (estimated in 80%) of acne cases.
  • Hormones, especially increased testosterone during puberty, play the second biggest role. Androgens increase the production of sebum by the skin’s oil glands as well as an increased production of cells found in the skin’s epidermis (top layer).
  • Hormonal changes during normal menstrual cycles, as well as pregnancy also play a role in women.
  • The bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes, which is usually found on the skin, is another important role player. The areas of inflamed skin surrounding comedones make it easier for bacteria to accumulate and grow.
  • Although there are many myths surrounding diet in acne, there are few scientific conclusions around its actual role. Carbohydrates and milk products have shown some suggested links, but none are definitive.
  • Facial hygiene is important, but plays a small role, especially in severe acne.    

What Are The Causes Of Dandruff

There are various causes of dandruff like:

  • Dry skin: People with dry skin are prone to dandruff. Dandruff occurs due to dry skin mostly in winters. These flakes are often small and itchy but not oily.
  • Not Brushing the hair regularly: People who do not brush or comb their hair regularly tend to have more dandruff, as brushing can help in the shedding of the dead skin cells from the scalp.
  • Not shampooing when required: When one does not shampoo their hair properly and regularly, the oil and dead skin cells keep on accumulating that results in dandruff.
  • Reaction due to certain hair care products: Some people are allergic to certain hair care products which might cause an adverse reaction resulting in dandruff.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is one of the most common causes of dandruff. In this condition greasy, the red scalp is covered with white and yellow flaky scales.

Worst Foods With BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Worst Foods For Asthma

  • Foods with preservatives added to them
  • Wine, beer
  • Shrimps
  • Pickles
  • Eggs (for children, as some children are allergic to eggs)
  • Peanuts
  • Excessive salt in food
  • Oily, fatty foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Crohn disease

  • High-fibre foods: It is advisable to skip high-fibre food items from the diet as these will trigger inflammation in the body. Various foods with high fibres are broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts, lima beans, black beans, nuts, etc.
  • Spicy foods: Avoid consuming anything that is hot and spicy. Extra flavorful dishes will only make it harder for the body to digest, leading to worsening of diarrhoea in the body.
  • Foods with skins: Patients should avoid consuming food items with the skin, whether fruits or vegetables. This can lead to digestive problems. The skin of such foods should first be peeled off and then cooked if they can be. These include cucumbers, apples, eggplant, etc.
  • Popcorn: This may be a whole grain food, but it is very hard to digest, which is why a person with Crohn's disease should avoid it.
  • Fried food: Fried food clogs the internal walls of the intestines, making it hard to be digested. Moreover, it brings in hundreds of other diseases with it so it is advisable to stop its consumption. Such foods include the chicken fry, fish fry, French fries, fast foods, pan-fried noodles, ramen, etc.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Psoriasis

The following foods should be avoided as they are known to cause or increase inflammation:

  • Fatty red meats
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy products
  • Refined sugars
  • Nightshade vegetables including tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Acne

  • Avoid foods with a high-glycaemia component (simple sugars/carbohydrates)
  • White rice, Rice cakes, Potatoes, Puffed cereals, White Bread, Pasta, Sugar in any form- Honey, and fructose (bananas, mangoes, apricots, pineapples)
  • Some studies have linked dairy to acne, although the response is based on the individual
  • If you have excluded both carbohydrates and dairy from your diet, and you still struggle with acne, it is advised to consult your doctor for treatment
  • If you are already on treatment for acne, eliminating these foods may be complementary.    

What Are The Worst Foods For Dandruff

Certain foods to avoid for keeping the scalp dandruff free:

  • Saturated fats rich foods: Excess of saturated fat can result in excessive sebum formation that leads to dandruff.
  • Tea and coffee: Beverages like tea and coffee results in loss of hydration by an increase in urination and perspiration which results in dryness of skin and scalp. Dryness further results in flake formation on the scalp.
  • Sugar: Excessive intake of sugar may lead to increased insulin level that affects certain hormones, which trigger the oil formation on the scalp. Oil formed on the scalp may promote dandruff flakes. 

Do's With Usage of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Asthma

  • Identify your asthma triggers and avoid them.
  • Always cover yourself fully (especially chest, feet and ears) before going out in cold weather.
  • Avoid exercises beyond your physical stamina. Do not over exert.
  • Always wear pollution mask if you are staying in high pollution area.
  • If asthma is hampering your day to day activities, pl. consult your doctor as he might change your medication.
  • Wash your bed sheets and pillow covers every week in hot water to get rid of dust mites.
  • Reduce stress.·        
  • Consult your general practitioner or paediatrician early if your child shows symptoms of asthma.  Asthma can be potentially life-threatening, especially in an acute episode.
  • Make sure your asthma is controlled. Follow-up with your doctor six months to review and adjust your treatment is necessary. If your asthma is well controlled, your doctor may consider tapering down your treatment.
  • Consider doing an allergy test- blood or skin prick. If you have allergic asthma, it will be helpful to know what the triggers are and how to avoid them

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Crohn disease

If a patient is suffering from Crohn's disease then these are the do's that he/she needs to follow:

  • Follow a healthy diet. Keep it balanced with carbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Consult a dietician for creating a regulated eating plan.
  • Eat smaller meals, but make sure the meals are taken frequently to maintain the calorie intake.
  • Keep the fluid intake regulated and stay hydrated.
  • Bowel movements that occur frequently can be quite irritating. It is advisable that the peri-anal skin is gently patted dry with the help of a cloth after soaking in a warm bath. After that, application of an emollient at the peri-anal skin can help protect it. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Psoriasis

Please follow your doctor’s advice. Also, you can manage the disease better and control flare ups by following the following tips:

  • Keep your body moisturized because dry skin worsens the symptoms. Oily and thick moisturizers are better.
  • Use a humidifier when it is dry to keep your skin moist.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.

Eat right, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acne

  • Consult your doctor sooner rather than later. Early treatment is important, especially for moderate to severe acne, to prevent scarring
  • Sunlight has some anti-inflammatory effects. Moderate sunlight exposure may help curb the inflammation, but be sure to use a non-comedogenic sunscreen    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Dandruff

  • Choose right hair care products like shampoo conditioner and oil. In case the problem persists, then go for medicated shampoo.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair regularly and properly. Make sure all the product is out of the hair after rinsing.
  • Brush your hair regularly.
  • Try out home remedies like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, coconut oil, baking soda, olive oil and tea tree oil.
  • Keep your body well hydrated.
  • Choose a healthy diet that is rich in protein instead of junk food.
  • If the problem persists then refer to a good dermatologist.

Dont's With Usage Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Asthma

  • Avoid pets.
  • Remove carpets and soft toys from the room of your child as these accumulate dust, dust mites which trigger an asthma attack.
  • Avoid dampness in the house. Let fresh air come in. Keep all areas of your house dry.
  • Do not smoke, avoid being close to people who smoke.
  • Avoid burning of incense (Pooja agarbatti) at home, since it triggers an asthma attack.
  • Avoid going to kitchen when food is being cooked, especially frying etc.·       
  • Do not delay seeking treatment when you suspect to have a chest infection. Because your airways are hyper reactive, an infection can easily trigger an acute asthma attack.
  • Do not leave your house without your reliever pump or allow your medication to run out. An acute episode can occur at any time and may be fatal.
  • Do not smoke if you have asthma or smoke around your child who has asthma. Passive smoking's effects are just as harmful.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Crohn disease

The following things are strict to be avoided during Crohn's disease:

  • The patient should not consume non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at any cost.
  • Avoid consuming antibiotics, unless the doctor instructs to do so.  
  • Do not consume food and beverages that may worsen diarrhoea.
  • Do not consume Chinese food as it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not good for the body. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Psoriasis

  • Never pick or pick your scales or patches. It can worsen your psoriasis.
  • Certain medications like lithium, propranolol, quinidine etc. are known for flaring up psoriasis. Hence, avoid taking these types of medications if you have psoriasis.
  • Dry and cold weather makes symptoms worse in many people. Hence, avoid dry and cold weathers. Hot weather is better, though sometimes it may not be so.
  • Avoid scrapes, bumps, cuts and infections as they can flare up a condition called Koebner's phenomenon.
  • Don’t go out in sun for more than 20 minutes at a stretch. Apply sunscreen before going out.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acne

  • Skin moisture balance is essential. Do not over dry your skin with cleaning products. Over drying will cause the skin to produce more sebum, creating a vicious circle.
  • Do not use facial scrubs too often, as the exfoliation may worsen the skin’s irritation
  • Although it can be very tempting, do not "squeeze" the acne as it causes a spread of bacteria, that can lead to more acne, and may result in scarring.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Dandruff

  • Don’t scratch your scalp. Scratching the scalp can cause inflammation and more damage to the scalp.
  • Don’t leave your hair wet.  When you go out with wet hair, there are chances of accumulation of sweat in hair, causing dandruff formation.
  • Do not keep the oil for long in hair.
  • Do not use hair styling products much.

Other Useful Tips With Usage OfBETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Tips For Asthma

Having a nebuliser at home will be helpful for acute asthmatic episodes.

What Are The Tips For Crohn disease

Monitor the foods that suit the diet during Crohn's disease and try consuming the ones that are easy to digest. Avoid fibre intake. 

What Are The Tips For Psoriasis

  • Avoid fragrances as most soaps and perfumes contain dyes & other chemicals that may irritate your skin.
  • Take bath with lukewarm water and moisturize your body immediately after taking bath.
  • Avoid stress and include yoga, meditation in your daily routine.

What Are The Tips For Acne

  • Zinc and Omega 3 supplementation can be added to maintain normal skin function. Increase water intake (2 liters per day) to help your body detoxify.
  • Natural oils, such as tea tree oil, applied topically oil has shown some benefit in mild acne. It is always best to consult your physician first before using any complementary products, as it may interfere with other medications that you are on.

What Are The Tips For Dandruff

Dandruff is not a threatening skin condition, but it should not be ignored if it is persistent, flakes are big and cause irritation on the scalp. In such cases, one should always consult a good dermatologist. 

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Uses Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Uses Of Salt: Betamethasone

Betamethasone is a steroid medication, used for:

Uses Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a peeling agent that leads to the shedding of the outer layer of skin. It is used to manage:

Side Effects Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Sideeffect Of Salt: Betamethasone

Some patients may experience one or more of following side-effects of Betamethasone:

  • Euphoria
  • Adrenal suppression
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Ecchymosis
  • Prolonged use of betamethasone on extensive areas of skin (broken or raw) may result in side effects on other parts of the body. E.g. cause decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands.
  • When used in pre-term labour, it may cause complications, like leukocytosis  and hypoglycaemia in new-borns exposed in utero.
  • When injected into the spine or epidural space, it may cause serious side effects like stroke, loss of vision, and paralysis.
Sideeffect Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Some patients may experience some mild side effects of salicylic acid:

  • Sensation of burning or stinging
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Peeling

Contraindications Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

Contraindications Of Salt: Betamethasone

Before taking betamethasone, please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Brain Injury
  • Muscle Problems, bone problems, broken Bone due to Disease or Illness
  • Increased Pressure in the Eye, Cataracts, Wide-Angle Glaucoma,
  • Untreated Fungal Infection,
  • Chronic Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure
  • Herpes simplex infection
  • Rupture of a Tendon
  • Hardening of the Liver
  • Seizures
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low level of Potassium in the Blood
  • Reduced body resistance to Infection,
  • Mental Disorder 
Contraindications Of Salt: Salicylic Acid

Please inform your doctor if you have any skin infection or wound etc..

Best Foods With BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Best Foods For Asthma

There are certain food items, which are commonly available in every household and are extremely effective in reducing the seriousness of asthma. Some best foods for asthma are given below:

  • Garlic: Boiled in water, mixed with honey, it helps in reducing airway contraction.
  • Mustard oil: Mix camphor in hot mustard oil and apply in on the chest, back and neck.
  • Figs: Soak 3 pieces overnight in water and eat it empty stomach next day.
  • Fresh Garlic: 2-3 cloves a day.
  • Hot coffee.
  • Eucalyptus Oil: It has decongestant properties. Add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil in the pot of hot boiling water and inhale the steam.
  • Honey
  • Onions, Apples, carrots, melon, Avocados.
  • Flax seeds.

What Are The Best Foods For Crohn disease

It is prudent to follow a strict and healthy diet for which the best foods are:

  • Liquid meals: During Crohn's disease, it is not always easy to intake solid food so a liquid diet is helpful in keeping the energy levels regulated. Freshly-prepared shakes that are rich in nutrients can help in strengthening the immune system and reducing the symptoms. 
  • Yoghurt: Yogurt is helpful in this diet as it helps in soothing the pressure on the intestines of the patient. However, a patient should avoid it if he/she has trouble digesting dairy products as it can make diarrhoea much worse.
  • Iron-rich foods: Iron helps in increasing blood in the body, so it is prudent for people with Crohn's disease as they often become anaemic. Some foods rich in iron for this diet are spinach, beans, sea food, etc.
  • Vitamin B12-rich foods: Vitamin B12 is another nutrient needed for maintaining the RBCs in the body during the treatment of this disease. Some foods rich in this vitamin are tofu, soy milk, fish, eggs, cheese, etc.
  • Calcium- and Vitamin D-rich foods: The presence of calcium and vitamin D in foods in this diet helps to keep the bones of the body strong and healthy. 

What Are The Best Foods For Psoriasis

Following foods should be included in the diet as they are known to reduce inflammation:

  • Coldwater fish
  • Flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, and walnuts. These are plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables like carrots, squash and sweet potatoes, kale and broccoli, spinach, strawberries and figs, blueberries, mangoes.
  • Fish oil, milk thistle, vitamin D, aloe vera, evening primrose oil and Oregon grape have been reported to ease mild symptoms of psoriasis.

What Are The Best Foods For Acne

  • According to an article published in 2009 in the Dermato-endocrinology journal, research to date," does not prove that diet causes acne but rather influences it to some degree which is still difficult to quantify."
  • Although studies are inconclusive on the effects of diet on acne, maintaining a healthy balanced diet is important.
  • Acne is an inflammatory reaction, so following a diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is important, as it contains antioxidants that help your body to fight inflammation.
  • Refined sugar causes your body’s insulin to spike. Insulin has been linked to increased sebum production in the skin’s sebaceous glands.
  • Zinc, Vitamin A, and E, as well as Omega 3 fatty acids, are strong anti-inflammatory sources.
  • Foods that contain Zinc: Cashews, Pumpkin seeds, Flax seeds, Peanuts, Lentils, Soya, Spinach, Beef
  • Foods containing Vitamin A: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Paprika, Cod liver oil, Kale, Mangoes, Peas, Spinach
  • Foods containing Vitamin E:  Tomatoes, Butternut, Mangoes, Almonds, Spinach, Hazelnuts, Kale, Paprika
  • Low glycemic index carbohydrates: Brown rice, whole-wheat bread and cereals, Steel Cut Oats, Peas and leafy greens. Certain fruits- apples, oranges, grapefruit, plums, strawberries
  • Omega 3 containing foods: Walnuts, Flax Seed, Tuna, Kale, Spinach, Chia Seeds 

What Are The Best Foods For Dandruff

Few nutrients that you should include in your diet to combat dandruff problem are:

  • Zinc and vitamin B6 rich food: These two nutrients are essential in fighting with dandruff. Some of the Zinc and vitamin B6 rich foods are chickpeas, sunflower seeds, wheat germ and bananas.
  • Vitamin A and vitamin C rich food: These two vitamins enhance the formation of sebum which works as a natural conditioner. Few Vitamin A and Vitamin C rich foods are green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce.
  • Protein and vitamin D rich food: Protein and Vitamin D are must include in your diet for healthy and dandruff free hair. Salmon is a great source of protein and vitamin D. 
  • Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids: Omega 3 fatty acids keep the scalp well hydrated hence reducing the chances of dandruff. Few omega 3 fatty acids rich foods are flax seeds, navy beans, kidney beans, walnuts and soy beans.
  • Garlic: Garlic has a natural antifungal substance called allicin that helps in combating dandruff. So, include garlic in your food.
  • Green tea: Green tea has polyphenol in it which helps to keep the scalp healthy and dandruff free. 

Worst Foods With BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Worst Foods For Asthma

  • Foods with preservatives added to them
  • Wine, beer
  • Shrimps
  • Pickles
  • Eggs (for children, as some children are allergic to eggs)
  • Peanuts
  • Excessive salt in food
  • Oily, fatty foods

What Are The Worst Foods For Crohn disease

  • High-fibre foods: It is advisable to skip high-fibre food items from the diet as these will trigger inflammation in the body. Various foods with high fibres are broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts, lima beans, black beans, nuts, etc.
  • Spicy foods: Avoid consuming anything that is hot and spicy. Extra flavorful dishes will only make it harder for the body to digest, leading to worsening of diarrhoea in the body.
  • Foods with skins: Patients should avoid consuming food items with the skin, whether fruits or vegetables. This can lead to digestive problems. The skin of such foods should first be peeled off and then cooked if they can be. These include cucumbers, apples, eggplant, etc.
  • Popcorn: This may be a whole grain food, but it is very hard to digest, which is why a person with Crohn's disease should avoid it.
  • Fried food: Fried food clogs the internal walls of the intestines, making it hard to be digested. Moreover, it brings in hundreds of other diseases with it so it is advisable to stop its consumption. Such foods include the chicken fry, fish fry, French fries, fast foods, pan-fried noodles, ramen, etc.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Psoriasis

The following foods should be avoided as they are known to cause or increase inflammation:

  • Fatty red meats
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy products
  • Refined sugars
  • Nightshade vegetables including tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Acne

  • Avoid foods with a high-glycaemia component (simple sugars/carbohydrates)
  • White rice, Rice cakes, Potatoes, Puffed cereals, White Bread, Pasta, Sugar in any form- Honey, and fructose (bananas, mangoes, apricots, pineapples)
  • Some studies have linked dairy to acne, although the response is based on the individual
  • If you have excluded both carbohydrates and dairy from your diet, and you still struggle with acne, it is advised to consult your doctor for treatment
  • If you are already on treatment for acne, eliminating these foods may be complementary.    

What Are The Worst Foods For Dandruff

Certain foods to avoid for keeping the scalp dandruff free:

  • Saturated fats rich foods: Excess of saturated fat can result in excessive sebum formation that leads to dandruff.
  • Tea and coffee: Beverages like tea and coffee results in loss of hydration by an increase in urination and perspiration which results in dryness of skin and scalp. Dryness further results in flake formation on the scalp.
  • Sugar: Excessive intake of sugar may lead to increased insulin level that affects certain hormones, which trigger the oil formation on the scalp. Oil formed on the scalp may promote dandruff flakes. 

Symptoms Treated With BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Symptoms Of Asthma

  • Symptoms of asthma are typically a wheezy or "tight" chest, shortness of breath and recurrent or persistent coughing that is worse at night and early mornings. Coughing or tight chest are often also present after exercise.
  • Exercise-induced asthma typically only produces symptoms after exercise. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Crohn disease

Crohn's disease can be diagnosed through a number of symptoms. Some of them are:

  • Abdominal and rectal pain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Anaemia.
  • Weight loss.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Gastrointestinal bloating with flatulence, vomiting, bowel blockage and blood in the tool.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fever.
  • Mouth ulcers.

What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriasis

Symptoms of psoriasis vary from patient to patient, depending upon the type of psoriasis they have. The common symptoms of plaque psoriasis are:

  • Red skin plaques covered with silver coloured loose scales. These plaques can be painful, itchy and may sometimes bleed after cracking. In severe psoriasis, the plaques of irritated skin grow and merge with each other, and cover larger areas.
  • Disorder of toenails and fingernails, including pitting and discoloration of nails.
  • There may be swelling and pain in joints due to psoriatic arthritis. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Acne

  • Acne starts out as comedones. People with acne present with blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules (commonly known as “pimples”) or nodules (lumps that form under the skin). Often people with acne suffer from an oily skin complexion.
  • Acne is classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.
  • Comedones are non-inflammatory acne. They can either be closed (whiteheads) or open (blackheads). The color of a blackhead is not debris or an indication of bad skin hygiene, but melanin (the skin’s surface pigment).
  • Inflammatory acne occurs when bacteria invade the skin, causing papules or pustules (pimples). Nodules and cysts are also inflammatory lesions. Nodules are deeper skin lesions, while cysts are fluid-filled lumps. 
  • Acne usually presents in common areas of increased oil production such as the forehead, nose, chin, chest and upper back.
  • Acne can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on the amount and type of lesions. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Dandruff

The symptoms of dandruff are easily recognised such as:

  • Dry flaky skin on the scalp.
  • Visibility of the flakes on the shoulders, eyebrows, hairline and nose.
  • Itchy scalp.
  • Greasy scalp.

Causes of diseases where BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM is used

What Are The Causes Of Asthma

  • Mostly asthma starts in childhood and is often outgrown in early adulthood. Some asthmatics may, however, need treatment lifelong.
  • Asthma has a strong genetic component and is part of the so-called "atopic triad" in childhood which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and asthma.
  • Early insult to a child's lungs such as neonatal pneumonia or bronchitis may play a role in developing asthma later.
  • People with asthma have individual triggers. These triggers are commonly sensitivities to house-dust mites, grass, pollen, animal dander, dairy, wheat, nuts and soy products. Chest infections, cold air or air pollution can also trigger an attack.
  • Adult onset starts in the early twenties. There is speculation about possible causes; genetics, smoking and a history of allergies seem to play the biggest part. It affects females more than males.
  • Asthma can be caused/ triggered due to any of the following reasons:

                 1. Airborne substances like pollen, dust mites, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.

                 2. Respiratory infections such as common cold

                 3. Exercise-induced asthma

                 4. Cold air

                 5. Air pollutants like smoke

                 6. Certain medications including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen  and naproxen

                 7. Strong emotions, stress

                 8. Foods which contain Sulphites and preservatives

                 9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Asthma is a combination of environmental and genetic factors, as many people live in same conditions. Still, some people get asthma and some don’t.

What Are The Causes Of Crohn disease

Crohn's disease can occur in people due to a number of causes. Some of these are mentioned below.

  • Genetic causes.
  • Smoking.
  • An infection that occurred in the past.
  • Weak immune system.
  • Environmental factors like virus or bacteria

In short, Crohn's disease occurs because of the weakening of the intestinal cells caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. 

What Are The Causes Of Psoriasis

  • Weak immunity, in which white blood cells start attacking skin cells mistakenly.
  • Genetic.

What Are The Causes Of Acne

  • Causes of acne are multifactorial. There are many myths surrounding causes and home remedies.
  • Genetics play the largest role (estimated in 80%) of acne cases.
  • Hormones, especially increased testosterone during puberty, play the second biggest role. Androgens increase the production of sebum by the skin’s oil glands as well as an increased production of cells found in the skin’s epidermis (top layer).
  • Hormonal changes during normal menstrual cycles, as well as pregnancy also play a role in women.
  • The bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes, which is usually found on the skin, is another important role player. The areas of inflamed skin surrounding comedones make it easier for bacteria to accumulate and grow.
  • Although there are many myths surrounding diet in acne, there are few scientific conclusions around its actual role. Carbohydrates and milk products have shown some suggested links, but none are definitive.
  • Facial hygiene is important, but plays a small role, especially in severe acne.    

What Are The Causes Of Dandruff

There are various causes of dandruff like:

  • Dry skin: People with dry skin are prone to dandruff. Dandruff occurs due to dry skin mostly in winters. These flakes are often small and itchy but not oily.
  • Not Brushing the hair regularly: People who do not brush or comb their hair regularly tend to have more dandruff, as brushing can help in the shedding of the dead skin cells from the scalp.
  • Not shampooing when required: When one does not shampoo their hair properly and regularly, the oil and dead skin cells keep on accumulating that results in dandruff.
  • Reaction due to certain hair care products: Some people are allergic to certain hair care products which might cause an adverse reaction resulting in dandruff.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is one of the most common causes of dandruff. In this condition greasy, the red scalp is covered with white and yellow flaky scales.

Do's With Usage of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Asthma

  • Identify your asthma triggers and avoid them.
  • Always cover yourself fully (especially chest, feet and ears) before going out in cold weather.
  • Avoid exercises beyond your physical stamina. Do not over exert.
  • Always wear pollution mask if you are staying in high pollution area.
  • If asthma is hampering your day to day activities, pl. consult your doctor as he might change your medication.
  • Wash your bed sheets and pillow covers every week in hot water to get rid of dust mites.
  • Reduce stress.·        
  • Consult your general practitioner or paediatrician early if your child shows symptoms of asthma.  Asthma can be potentially life-threatening, especially in an acute episode.
  • Make sure your asthma is controlled. Follow-up with your doctor six months to review and adjust your treatment is necessary. If your asthma is well controlled, your doctor may consider tapering down your treatment.
  • Consider doing an allergy test- blood or skin prick. If you have allergic asthma, it will be helpful to know what the triggers are and how to avoid them

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Crohn disease

If a patient is suffering from Crohn's disease then these are the do's that he/she needs to follow:

  • Follow a healthy diet. Keep it balanced with carbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Consult a dietician for creating a regulated eating plan.
  • Eat smaller meals, but make sure the meals are taken frequently to maintain the calorie intake.
  • Keep the fluid intake regulated and stay hydrated.
  • Bowel movements that occur frequently can be quite irritating. It is advisable that the peri-anal skin is gently patted dry with the help of a cloth after soaking in a warm bath. After that, application of an emollient at the peri-anal skin can help protect it. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Psoriasis

Please follow your doctor’s advice. Also, you can manage the disease better and control flare ups by following the following tips:

  • Keep your body moisturized because dry skin worsens the symptoms. Oily and thick moisturizers are better.
  • Use a humidifier when it is dry to keep your skin moist.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.

Eat right, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Acne

  • Consult your doctor sooner rather than later. Early treatment is important, especially for moderate to severe acne, to prevent scarring
  • Sunlight has some anti-inflammatory effects. Moderate sunlight exposure may help curb the inflammation, but be sure to use a non-comedogenic sunscreen    

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Dandruff

  • Choose right hair care products like shampoo conditioner and oil. In case the problem persists, then go for medicated shampoo.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair regularly and properly. Make sure all the product is out of the hair after rinsing.
  • Brush your hair regularly.
  • Try out home remedies like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, coconut oil, baking soda, olive oil and tea tree oil.
  • Keep your body well hydrated.
  • Choose a healthy diet that is rich in protein instead of junk food.
  • If the problem persists then refer to a good dermatologist.

Dont's With Usage Of BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Asthma

  • Avoid pets.
  • Remove carpets and soft toys from the room of your child as these accumulate dust, dust mites which trigger an asthma attack.
  • Avoid dampness in the house. Let fresh air come in. Keep all areas of your house dry.
  • Do not smoke, avoid being close to people who smoke.
  • Avoid burning of incense (Pooja agarbatti) at home, since it triggers an asthma attack.
  • Avoid going to kitchen when food is being cooked, especially frying etc.·       
  • Do not delay seeking treatment when you suspect to have a chest infection. Because your airways are hyper reactive, an infection can easily trigger an acute asthma attack.
  • Do not leave your house without your reliever pump or allow your medication to run out. An acute episode can occur at any time and may be fatal.
  • Do not smoke if you have asthma or smoke around your child who has asthma. Passive smoking's effects are just as harmful.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Crohn disease

The following things are strict to be avoided during Crohn's disease:

  • The patient should not consume non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at any cost.
  • Avoid consuming antibiotics, unless the doctor instructs to do so.  
  • Do not consume food and beverages that may worsen diarrhoea.
  • Do not consume Chinese food as it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not good for the body. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Psoriasis

  • Never pick or pick your scales or patches. It can worsen your psoriasis.
  • Certain medications like lithium, propranolol, quinidine etc. are known for flaring up psoriasis. Hence, avoid taking these types of medications if you have psoriasis.
  • Dry and cold weather makes symptoms worse in many people. Hence, avoid dry and cold weathers. Hot weather is better, though sometimes it may not be so.
  • Avoid scrapes, bumps, cuts and infections as they can flare up a condition called Koebner's phenomenon.
  • Don’t go out in sun for more than 20 minutes at a stretch. Apply sunscreen before going out.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Acne

  • Skin moisture balance is essential. Do not over dry your skin with cleaning products. Over drying will cause the skin to produce more sebum, creating a vicious circle.
  • Do not use facial scrubs too often, as the exfoliation may worsen the skin’s irritation
  • Although it can be very tempting, do not "squeeze" the acne as it causes a spread of bacteria, that can lead to more acne, and may result in scarring.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Dandruff

  • Don’t scratch your scalp. Scratching the scalp can cause inflammation and more damage to the scalp.
  • Don’t leave your hair wet.  When you go out with wet hair, there are chances of accumulation of sweat in hair, causing dandruff formation.
  • Do not keep the oil for long in hair.
  • Do not use hair styling products much.

BETNOVATE S SKIN OINTMENT 20GM has the following salts in its composition

 1) Betamethasone 2) Salicylic Acid

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