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A 49-year-old member asked:

How do you use selsun blue to treat ringworm?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
Tinea Versicolor: Selenium sulfide at 2.5% is useful to treat the superficial yeast infection called tinea versicolor. However, selenium is not terribly effective for more typical fungal infections commonly called "ringworm".

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can I use selsun blue on ringworm?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Probably won't work: It probably won't be very effective. It can work for tinea versicolor, but is less likely to work for tinea corporis (ringworm), which requires topical or oral antifungal agents.

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Last updated Feb 21, 2016

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