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can tinea corporis treated with selsun blue?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 43 years experience
Tinea corporis: Unlikely that tinea corporis will respond to selsun. However, tinea versicolor can often be treated with it.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to get rid of tinea versicolor?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Selenium Sulfide: Tinea versicolor can be a difficult skin condition to eliminate. The infection has nothing to do with hygiene. It is an overgrowth of certain yeasts that live on the skin. Topically treating with selenium sulfide (the active ingredient in selsun blue) is effective. You need to apply the shampoo to your skin, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does the original Lamisil (terbinafine) non-prescription/otc cream work for tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Lamisil (terbinafine) at will probs ly work on tinea versicolr although selsun ble is commonly used for this condition.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Hello, about tinea versicolor , I know one of the topical treatments is using ketoconazol shampoo daily but how long?1 month or 1week?Thanks

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks. You may want to reuse 2 days per month after that because it has a high recurrence rate.
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have tinea versicolor on my body and it's bothering me I want to know how can I get rid of it , what can I use?

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Dr. Noaman Hanif
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Medications: Depends on how extensive it it. If it covers a large portion of your body then ointment/cream would be inconvenient to apply all over. If it is just small amount you could use Ketoconazole 2% cream apply once daily for 14 days. If extensive then see your pcp for oral ketoconazole.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Canz selsun blue reverse freckles on your chest?

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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
Selsun blue freckles: Selsun blue is not a treatment for freckles. Freckles will get lighter if they are not exposed to the sun for many weeks or months. With increased sun exposure, they will get darker. Selsun blue is often used to treat tinea versicolor, a yeast infetion, that commonly affects the chest and back.

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