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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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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 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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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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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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How can I cure/get rid of tinea versicolor...Have used selsun blue...Taken perscribed pills by dermatologists...Nothing works..Help!?

How can I cure/get rid of tinea versicolor...Have used selsun blue...Taken perscribed pills by dermatologists...Nothing works..Help!?

Persistence: Tinea versicolor takes time to clear & often recurs. Perhaps prescription strength selenium sulfide lotion (2.5%) applied for 10 minutes daily for 7 days will work better than otc selsun blue (due to higher concentration of active ingredient). Washing clothing , bedding, bath linens (or perhaps using an ultraviolet wand) to destroy the fungus will speed recovery. ...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 have a smelly scalp and i been told that I have a fungas infection or overactive sweat glands on my scalp. Would any selsun blue shampoo help me?

I have a smelly scalp and i been told that I have a fungas infection or overactive sweat glands on my scalp. Would any selsun blue shampoo help me?

Need prescription rx: If you have fungal infection in the scalp it needs to be checked and treated with prescription meds and shampoo may also help.I may be a good idea to consult a dermatologist to make a correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do you apply the selsun blue to the versicolor?

I actually tell my: patients to apply it neck down in the shower and leave on for 20 minutes then wash off. They should do that daily for two weeks then the scale should be gone and they can expose their skin to sunlight ( 10 minutes only a day and no burning) which will repigment the skin. If that doesn't work they need topical or oral prescriptions to clear the fungal infection ...Read more

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