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Does Selsun Blue Help Ring Worm
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
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
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
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
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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