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Can i leave selenium shampoo on my skin overnight to treat tinia vericolor? i am pregnant and don't want to harm the baby.

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Dr. Kathirae Severson answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Applying selenium shampoo to your skin overnight is not a good idea. Only certain strengths are effective for tinea versicolor and then only as directed by your doctor. This is a category c medication meaning it has never been tested in pregnant women and animal studies show an adverse effect. Please see your doctor before you use this or any medication during pregnancy.

Answered Apr 19, 2014

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