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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


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4 yr old daughter diagnosed w/ringworm of scalp, takin 125mg Lamisil and using selsun blue 3% but no help. should i take her to dermatologist?

4 yr old daughter diagnosed w/ringworm of scalp, takin 125mg Lamisil and using selsun blue 3% but no help. should i take her to dermatologist?

Depends: It takes from 4-8 weeks for the meds to rid her of the germs and normal hair growth to return.If it is past that time frame,see whomwever you wish.If not, give it some time. ...Read more

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Can I use selsun blue on ringworm?

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. ...Read more

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How do you use selsun blue to treat ringworm?

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". ...Read more

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Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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I have lot of dandruff. Can I use selsun blue? Is it harmless? I am a 26 year old male. Plz help

I have lot of dandruff. Can I use selsun blue? Is it harmless? I am a 26 year old male. Plz help

Yes: Try using this shampoo daily for a week or two and see if your scalp improves. If not you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I put selsun blue on & left it overnight to help with these light spots I have and when I got up to shower it off it was red and hurt to touch, help?

I put selsun blue on & left it overnight to help with these light spots I have and when I got up to shower it off it was red and hurt to touch, help?

Help?: Okay. Do not ever do this again. You irritated and possibly even burned the skin. Leave it alone and let it heal on it's own. Do not ever do this again. ...Read more

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I really need help finding a shampoo that fights dandruff but also works for extremely sensitive skin? Ive had reactions to both selsun blue and dove.

I really need help finding a shampoo that fights dandruff but also works for extremely sensitive skin? Ive had reactions to both selsun blue and dove.

Trial and error,: There is no rhyme or reason to the sensitivity you are experiencing. Many patients allergic to sulfa will react to Selsun. Dove is fairly mild. Neutogena is mild and non-allergenic and many of my patients have done well with Zinc products. A trial of Zincon shampoo may be helpful. If these don't work see your physician or Dermatologist for other options. Good luck and good hair. ...Read more

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I left selsun blue on my affected tinea versicolor areas overnight and it appears to have left me with a burn! Help!

I left selsun blue on my affected tinea versicolor areas overnight and it appears to have left me with a burn! Help!

You'll be OK: That is a standard treatment for tinea versicolor. The ingredients in the Selsun Blue may have caused an irritation. Just apply a soothing skin lotion for a day or two. You'll be fine. And I'll bet you killed the fungi that were causing your tinea versicolor. Now go out and get a normal suntan. ...Read more

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