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A 32-year-old male asked:

i want to be able to get access to selsun blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so i can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? your question is ?: If you read the conditions of the public site, we are not here to provide you diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions. The feds set the status of medications and define requirements for access. Call your own doc and see if they agree to prescribe it on your request.If not,deal with it.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Will selsun blue treat tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 10 minutes, washing it off, do this daily for 7-10 days may do the trick. Or .... Ask your doctor for a single dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole and watch your skin clear up.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to treat tinea versicolor with selsun blue?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
A month: Usually a month of applying selenium sulfide is enough.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is selsun blue supposed to peel off tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Almost: Selwyn blue contains selenium sulfide. It doesn't peel off tinea versicolor, but it kills the fungus that causes it, which goes by the delightful name malessezia furfur.
Chester, NY
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the strongest over-the-counter medication i can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tinea versicolor: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide are often recommended. Selsun blue doesn't always work, because it only contains 1% selenium sulfide. Preparations containing more than 1% selenium sulfide are considered prescription strength. Ketoconazole ointment or ciclopirox as an alternative suppresses growth of malassezia furfur. Hydrogen peroxide may lessen symptoms.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Agree. Very good information, Dr Raff!
Apr 3, 2014
A 21-year-old male asked:

How do i apply selsun blue on tinea versicolor. apply it before shower, or during shower?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Wash: Wash the area with the selsun blue during your shower.

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