Betamethasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Betamethasone topical is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form of betamethasone is used to treat mouth ulcers. Betamethasone topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Diprolene is a synthetic corticosteroid applied directly onto the skin. This medication mimics the natural hydrocortisone that is present in the body. Diprolene has powerful anti-inflammation properties and has the capacity to suppress the immune system. It is therefore widely used as an anti-inflammation drug especially in cases where the body's immune system plays a role.