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A 45-year-old female asked:

What are the consequences/effects of long term use of selenium sulfide shampoos?

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Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not really any: Long term use of selenium sulfide shampoo doses not appear to have any significant effects. It can in some cases cause skin irritation and rash. It is the active ingredient in Head and Shoulders shampoo.
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