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DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT has the following salts in its composition

 1) Betamethasone 2) Salicylic Acid 3) Zinc

Uses Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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:

Uses Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc  is useful in the following conditions, as it:

  • Reduces risk of Infertility, early delivery, oesophageal Cancer, diabetes, and aging.
  • Treats diarrhea, Wilson’s disease, age related vision loss, anemia, anorexia, ADHD in children, Leprosy, peptic ulcers.
  • Relieves Depression, the Common cold.
  • Heals Burns, diaper rash, Foot ulcers due to diabetes, swelling, and ulcers in the mouth due to radiation therapy.
  • Prevents gingivitis, plaque, Bad Breath, pressure ulcers.
  • Reduces symptoms of sickle cell anemia.

Side Effects Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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

Side Effects Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses)it may cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Coughing

Contraindications Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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..

Contraindications Of Salt: Zinc

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards zinc or any other allergies.
  • Diabetes
  • HIV / AIDS

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. 

What Is Anaemia

  • In Anaemia, lesser oxygen is carried around the body by red blood cells. Anemia can be of different types.

What Is Common cold

The common cold is simply referred to as cold as well. The common cold is a contagious disease caused by viruses. It occurs in the upper part of the respiratory tract which affects mainly the nose. The body parts that may get affected by common cold are voice box, sinus, and throat. Symptoms and signs of the common cold may start to appear within two days after the exposure to the virus.The common cold is accompanied by a headache, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, coughing and sometimes fever as well. Generally, it might take a week to 10 days in the recovery. Some of the symptoms can stay even for three weeks. When the symptoms of common cold worsen, it can turn into Pneumonia.

The force of around 200 viruses is involved for causing the common cold. A virus known as rhinovirus is the most prevalent cause of common cold. Common cold vaccines are not yet available. The antidote of the common cold is also not yet made but relieve to the patients can be provided by treating the symptoms.

In humans, the common cold is one of the most reoccurring infectious diseases. Averagely, an adult may suffer from cold from a couple of times to four times in a year. Cold occurs mainly in winters. 

What Is Diarrhoea

  • Diarrhoea is an increased frequency of bowel movements (stools) and also increased looseness of the motion. Diarrhoea can be due to higher fluid secretion into the intestine, minimal fluid absorption by the intestines or swift passage of stool from the intestine.
  • Acute Diarrhoea stays for 4 to 5 days but the chronic Diarrhoea can last up to 4 weeks. Recurrent and severe Diarrhoea can be a sign of an intestinal disease. 

Symptoms Treated With DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Symptoms Of Anaemia

  • Common symptoms of anemia are tiredness, dizziness, and breathlessness.

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

Causes of diseases where DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT 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.

What Are The Causes Of Anaemia

  • Deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamin B 12, sickle cell anemia (a genetic blood disorder) or kidney disease can be amongst few causes of anemia.
  • The type of food you eat also affects the absorption of iron and folic acid.

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

Worst Foods With DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Anaemia

  • Junk food.
  • Coffee, tea, red wine as these inhibit the absorption of iron.
  • White bread.
  • Sugar
  • Desserts

What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

Do's With Usage of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Anaemia

  • Use iron utensils for cooking as food cooked in iron vessel automatically gathers iron from the vessel and makes food iron rich.
  • To improve absorption of iron in your body, take it with foods rich in vitamin C (like oranges, lemon)
  • Find out the exact reason of anemia as your food choice will depend upon the real cause of anemia. E.g., patients with anemia caused by celiac disease should avoid eating gluten rich foods (like wheat, oats. Etc.), which others should continue with gluten. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

Dont's With Usage Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Anaemia

  • Avoid taking iron with calcium rich foods, coffee, tea as these hinder the absorption of iron in the body. Take these items at different times.
  • Do yoga regularly as it increases the RBC count and also purifies the blood.
  • Exercise regularly, as it causes hunger, which in turn improves your food intake. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

Other Useful Tips With Usage OfDIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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. 

What Are The Tips For Common cold

  • Take some steam: Blocked nose can be opened up by taking steam. There are a lot of steamers available in market these days, which makes easy to breathe in the steam. If a steamer is not available, then one can take steam from boiling water’s pot. Always remember to breathe through the nose while taking steam. Also, be careful as the steam can burn the nose badly. One can add a few prescribed medicines to the boiling water for better results.
  • Blow the mucus out: During a typical cold, excessive mucus is formed. Hence, it is important to blow it out instead of sniffing it back to the nasal passage. But be careful as blowing the nose too hard can make the germs enter to the ear passage that may lead to ear infections and ear ache.  The right way of blowing nose is to press one finger on one of the nostrils and gently blow the other one.  
  • Use Salt-Water or Saline Spray to rinse:  These may help to ease the congestion by breaking it up.

What Are The Tips For Diarrhoea

Following precautions can be taken to prevent Diarrhoea:

  • Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands after touching your pet or their waste.
  • Use soap for about 20 seconds while washing hands, in the case of absence of soap use sanitizer.
  • Keep children away from putting contaminated objects into their mouths.    

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Uses Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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:

Uses Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc  is useful in the following conditions, as it:

  • Reduces risk of Infertility, early delivery, oesophageal Cancer, diabetes, and aging.
  • Treats diarrhea, Wilson’s disease, age related vision loss, anemia, anorexia, ADHD in children, Leprosy, peptic ulcers.
  • Relieves Depression, the Common cold.
  • Heals Burns, diaper rash, Foot ulcers due to diabetes, swelling, and ulcers in the mouth due to radiation therapy.
  • Prevents gingivitis, plaque, Bad Breath, pressure ulcers.
  • Reduces symptoms of sickle cell anemia.

Side Effects Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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
Sideeffect Of Salt: Zinc

Zinc is usually safe, but in some cases (over doses)it may cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Coughing

Contraindications Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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..

Contraindications Of Salt: Zinc

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards zinc or any other allergies.
  • Diabetes
  • HIV / AIDS

Best Foods With DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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. 

What Are The Best Foods For Anaemia

  • Maintain the healthy diet, especially foods containing iron, Vitamin B12 (Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Meats like beef, lamb, pork, Fish, Fortified breakfast cereals).
  • Eat lots of leafy vegetables like spinach.
  • Fruits like Pomegranates.
  • Beetroot and sesame seeds are considered the wonder food for treating anemia.

What Are The Best Foods For Common cold

Food to be consumed for preventing and treating common cold are as follows: 

  • Hydrating fluids: Dried out nasal passage and throat can encourage the growth and survival of flu and cold germs. Hence, it is important to consume lots of fluid all the time to maintain the moisture of mucous membrane. The moist mucous membrane can trap the germs easily and does not let them enter the respiratory system. Then these viruses can be blown out or can be ingested in the digestive system. These viruses get killed by the acids in the stomach; hence do not let one fall sick. Keep oneself well-hydrated not just prevent the common cold but also, pacify the symptoms. When one suffering from strep throat, he/she can mix a little honey in warm water to get some relief.  Some of the fluids one can consume are fresh fruit juices (especially rich in vitamin C, water, and decaffeinated tea.)  One’s goal should be the consumption of 8-10 glasses of fluid or water.
  • Chicken soup: Chicken soup is packed with a number of benefits, out of which curing and easing of the common cold is one benefit. Chicken soup consumption may increase the body temperature, which is favourable for the viruses; hence chicken soup eliminates the viruses from the body. Also, hot chicken soup melts down the mucus and eases the symptoms of common cold. Try homemade chicken soup as it is better than packed ones. Chicken soup has elements that may boost up one’s immunity, which rather helps them to fight with cold causing viruses.
  • Garlic: Garlic has an element known as allicin, which has antimicrobial properties. Hence, it helps to safeguard the body from fungi, viruses, and bacteria. One can chew a raw clove after every few hours, or it can be added to other food items like chicken soup.
  • Vitamin C rich foods: The most common element found in citrus fruits is vitamin C. It acts as an antioxidant, which may decrease the symptoms of common cold up to 23%. According to a study 1-8 grams of vitamin C is sufficient to work on the symptoms of common cold. This particular quantity of vitamin C can be obtained from certain vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli and red bell-peppers, Brussel sprouts, and citrus fruits.
  • Ginger: Ginger not only relieves the itchiness of the throat; it also helps to kill the cause of the infection A chemical known as sesquiterpenes is present in ginger. This compound particularly attacks the rhinoviruses, which is one of the major causes of a common cold. 
  • Honey: Honey is known for its miraculous benefits for various health issues. The common cold is also one of the problems that can be treated by the consumption of honey. Honey is packed with a lot of antioxidants and also has antimicrobial properties, which make it a perfect element to fight common cold causing viruses. It forms a coating on one’s throat helping to soothe the symptom of a sore throat as well as it has healing properties that contribute to healing the sore throat. 

What Are The Best Foods For Diarrhoea

If suffering from diarrhoea consume the following:

  • Probiotics rich foods like yoghurt
  • Bland foods like boiled potatoes, toast, plain crackers, pretzels, baked chicken devoid of skin or fat
  • Plain Rice
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce

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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. 

What Are The Worst Foods For Anaemia

  • Junk food.
  • Coffee, tea, red wine as these inhibit the absorption of iron.
  • White bread.
  • Sugar
  • Desserts

What Are The Worst Foods For Common cold

Some of the foods to cut down to curb common cold and its symptoms are as follows:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages: Immunity of one’s body gets weakened by alcohol, also body experiences dehydration. Such conditions make one even more vulnerable to common cold. So, one should not consume alcohol, especially in a hefty amount to prevent the common cold. Some of the beverages to avoid are beer, wine, tequila, vodka, and whiskey.
  • Dairy Products: The Dairy product should be cut down during the common cold, as consuming dairy items may worsen the mucus formation. Excessive mucus causes the common cold to irritate even more. Some of the dairy products that one should avoid completely are milkshakes, cold coffee, milk ice creams, butter, cheese, yoghurt, cream, pudding, and other milk desserts.
  • Packed Juices: When one is suffering from the common cold he/she must stay away from packed fruit juices as they consist of high amount of added sugar. Sugar decreases the efficiency of WBC to fight against infections. The Vitamin C benefits from the packed juice are cancelled by excessive sugar present in them.   

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

Symptoms Treated With DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Symptoms Of Anaemia

  • Common symptoms of anemia are tiredness, dizziness, and breathlessness.

What Are The Symptoms Of Common cold

After the exposure to the virus, the symptoms may occur in few days. Certain symptoms and signs of the common cold are as followed:

  • Stuffy or a runny nose.
  • Soreness in the throat is felt.
  • Regular coughing.
  • Congestion is experienced in the chest.
  • A mild headache and slight body pain may occur.
  • Continuous sneezing is experienced in some of the cases.
  • A little temperature rise of the body can occur.
  • Feeling of general sickness may be felt.
  • The nose may discharge green or yellow, thicker mucus.
  • Breaths become shorter.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain in the sinus.
  • Pain in the ear can be experienced.
  • Eyes and eyelids may become heavy.
  • Extreme fussiness may occur.
  • Unusual drowsiness is experienced.
  • Loss of appetite can also be of the symptoms of common cold.
  • Certain complicated symptoms that may occur along the common cold:

There are fewer chances of such complications but sometimes cold gets worse and reaches to one’s ears, sinuses, or chest.

  • Ear infection: The main signs of ear infection are yellow or green nasal discharge and aching ears. It commonly occurs in small children.
  • Sinusitis: When a common cold stays for a longer period then the chances of sinusitis increases. Symptoms of sinusitis may include infected and inflamed sinuses.
  • Asthma: Wheezing or difficulty in breathing may be provoked by a common cold.
  • Chest infection: Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by prolonged common cold.
  • Strep throat: Common cold is accompanied by strep throat infection. In this condition, throat becomes sore along with coughing.

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

Causes of diseases where DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT 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.

What Are The Causes Of Anaemia

  • Deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamin B 12, sickle cell anemia (a genetic blood disorder) or kidney disease can be amongst few causes of anemia.
  • The type of food you eat also affects the absorption of iron and folic acid.

What Are The Causes Of Common cold

  • The common cold is the infection causes in the upper-respiratory tract. It is caused by the attack of the viruses. It is a myth that not wearing enough cloth in winters or cold weather causes the cold. Some of the ways one can catch infections are as follows:
  • Exposure to the virus by touching any contaminated object like cell phone remote controls, laptops, etc. or any virus containing surface like door knobs, taps, etc.
  • Close contact with an infected person.
  • Using the personal belongings of a person suffering from the common cold like the towel, clothes, etc.
  • A mild infection may be caused in adults by three types of viruses responsible foe cold. However, in old people, children, and individuals with a weak immune system it can cause serious lower respiratory tract problem. Also, patients with heart and lung diseases, asthmatic patients, and premature babies are at a higher risk of getting the complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

Do's With Usage of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Anaemia

  • Use iron utensils for cooking as food cooked in iron vessel automatically gathers iron from the vessel and makes food iron rich.
  • To improve absorption of iron in your body, take it with foods rich in vitamin C (like oranges, lemon)
  • Find out the exact reason of anemia as your food choice will depend upon the real cause of anemia. E.g., patients with anemia caused by celiac disease should avoid eating gluten rich foods (like wheat, oats. Etc.), which others should continue with gluten. 

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Common cold

The tips that one should follow while suffering from common cold are as follows:

  • Keep one’s hands clean: Keep the hands clean by sanitizing them or washing them, as it helps to avoid the transferring of cold causing viruses. Especially, clean one’s hands after visiting public places like movie hall, shopping complex, gym, airport, and railway station. As these places contain a lot of germs.
  • Usage of disposables is recommended and encouraged if anyone from the family is suffering from common cold. By doing this one can prevent infection from spreading. After the usage disposables should be put into trash cans. One must particularly use disposable crockery like cups, plates, spoons and glasses, paper tissues. 
  • Maintain the hygiene of one’s dwelling place:  One should keep the house area germ free by cleaning it thoroughly with disinfectants. One must take care of cleaning the most touched things in the house like remote control, laptop, cell phone, etc. It helps to avoid viral infection, which includes common cold.
  • In the case of children suffering from common cold, clean his/her toys and utility items properly.
  • Keep the towels and clothes separate for the person suffering from common cold.
  • Maintaining a healthy and good lifestyle is important. One must exercise, take healthy meals, and sleep properly to boost up the immune system. Body’s immunity helps to fight the common cold and other infection.
  • Keep the stress in control: Stress is one of the major factors that weaken one’s immunity; hence one should try to relax. Good immunity means increases in the efficiency to fight with germs that cause the common cold.
  • Make swimming a habit: People are prone to common cold should try swimming and make it a habit. Doing so can improvise the flow of blood in the nasal tract.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

Dont's With Usage Of DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT

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.

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Anaemia

  • Avoid taking iron with calcium rich foods, coffee, tea as these hinder the absorption of iron in the body. Take these items at different times.
  • Do yoga regularly as it increases the RBC count and also purifies the blood.
  • Exercise regularly, as it causes hunger, which in turn improves your food intake. 

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Common cold

One must avoid a few things when attached by the common cold. Some such things are as follows:

  • Do not touch one’s face, particularly the eye, mouth, and nose area, when exposed to the people suffering from common cold.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking a cigar or a cigarette may disturb the air passage and increase the chances of the common cold, and certain other infections. Passive smokers are also at a risk of catching a common cold. Hence, smoking should be completely avoided.
  • Avoid going to the work place:  Since common cold is a contagious disease, one should avoid visiting public places. Also, some rest is advised during common cold accompanied by fever. 
  • Do not travel by air: When suffering from common cold, one should not take flights. Increase in pressure while flying can make the ear drum rupture if one is congested. Also, dry air of the plane may irritate the inflamed nasal track and enhances the chance of bleeding nose.
  • Do not drive when feeling drowsy: Lack of sleep caused due to blocked nose and inability to breathe properly can make one feel drowsy all the time. Also, certain medicines prescribed in common cold have sedatives in them, which may cause drowsiness. Driving in such state may be proved hazardous, hence avoid driving in such illness. 
  • Avoid sexual activities: Although indulging in sexual activities is said to be an immunity booster, but it may cause the transmission of common cold causes viruses. Especially, kissing a healthy partner by the infected partner may result in the transferring of the germs. Hence, one should restrict from sexual activities.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

DIPROVATE PLUS S OINTMENT has the following salts in its composition

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