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A 42-year-old member asked:

I need a shampoo with 2% of selenium sulfide to treat tinea versicolor. which one do you recommend i get?

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Dr. Binh Ngo
Dr. Binh Ngoanswered
Dermatology 20 years experience
Selsun Blue: Selsun blue contains selenium sulfide. Other shampoo that can treat this condition contains 1% ketoconazole (available over the counter) and 2% ketoconazole (available by prescription). If the tinea versicolor is extensive and not improving with the shampoos, you should visit your dermatologist to start on an oral pill.
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Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Do you recommend 200mg bid of Ketoconozole? And for how long? Also is it best to use a prescription topical or over the counter?
May 3, 2015

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