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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you use selenium sulfide shampoo on your body to treat body ringworm?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not exactly: For what people call "ringworm", the medical name is tinea corporis, and the treatment is Lotrimin AF (or a similar antifungal). The lotriminaf is over-the-counter. For tinea versicolor, which is different from tinea corporis, and looks more like lots of little spots on the oilier parts of the body (usually the trunk, neck, face), one can use the 2.5% selenium sulfide lotion or shampoo.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: You may try the shampoo, if it does not improve the situation in a week or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Last updated Aug 5, 2019

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