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how long does it usually take for selsun blue to fix dandruff?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: I have had some patients with mild dandruff help out after 1 use. Other with more significant dandruff get response in a few weeks.

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Is it safe to use dandruff shampoos while pregnant?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably safe: But in my opinion i would wait until 8 weeks of gestation. While most of the active ingredients are harmless, many of the other ingredients effects are less well described.
A 22-year-old member asked:

My son looks like he has dandruff but the dandruff won't wash off. Are they nits?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so should wash off. If it does not, it certainly can be nits, as these are the egg casings of head lice and are glued to the hair shaft. If his head itches, or other signs of irritation, it should be checked out. Headlice are very infectious!
A 50-year-old member asked:

My testicles have 'dandruff' on them, what could this be?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Fungus: This is almost always a fungal infection of the scrotal skin. I ecommend trying an over the counter anti-fungal cream for a few weeks. If that does not help go see a urologist or dermatologist. Patricio gargollo pediatric urology childrens medical center, dallas, texas.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How to remove eyebrow dandruff?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Topical steroids: Otc Hydrocortisone may help in mild cases but usually requires a prescription topical steroid. It can be triggered by a sensitivity to a yeast called malassezia furfur which can be treated with a topical antifungal or sulfacetamide. Usually recurs and may spread to other parts of the face especially t-zone and scalp, chest, ears.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

My dandruff doesn't seem to be going away. I've used shampoos, shower every day but nothing works. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Let it sit: Sometimes applying dandruff shampoo, rubbing it in, and allowing it to dry before washing it off (about 15 minutes) will help. Do this 3 times a week for a few weeks, then periodically after. If if doesn't work, see your doctor for prescription to help.

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