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How often during the week should I use selsun blue for dandruff?

How often during the week should I use selsun blue for dandruff?

Usage: Twice per week for 2 weeks and then decrease the frequency. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...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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If I have a mild case of dandruff, how often should I use Selsun Blue? Should I be washing my hair everyday and alternating with regular shampoo?

If I have a mild case of dandruff, how often should I use Selsun Blue? Should I be washing my hair everyday and alternating with regular shampoo?

Either way: Washing every day will help.
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I use selsun blue anti-dandruff shampoo with 1% selenium sulfide. I got some in my eyes, washed it out as best i could. Still burns? Will i go blind?

I use selsun blue anti-dandruff shampoo with 1% selenium sulfide. I got some in my eyes, washed it out as best i could. Still burns? Will i go blind?

Won't blind you: It'll heal itself. You're almost a grown man and need to get fears that you must surely recognize as unrealistic under control. You list "anxiety" as a problem -- this would be a great time talk with a therapist or counselor about why you have such fears as this and what you can do to be happier as life goes on. ...Read more

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Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

No: Dandruff can only be controlled. See your dermatologist if selsun blue does not control the dandruff. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for selsun blue to fix dandruff?

How long does it usually take for selsun blue to fix dandruff?

It depends: I have had some patients with mild dandruff help out after 1 use. Other with more significant dandruff get response in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Yes: Selsun blue is specially formulated to treat dandruff. Just make sure you put it on first thing in the shower and let it sit on your scalp for 5 minutes. And use it at least three times per week for it to be fully effective. ...Read more

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How long does it take for selsun blue to completely get rid of dandruff?

How long does it take for selsun blue to completely get rid of dandruff?

Usualy 1-2 weeks: Dandruff (seborheic dermatitis) will usually clear with selsun blue in 1-2 weeks if the case is mild. Sometimes it is more severe and will require more aggressive treatment. See your doctor or a dermatologist if the selsun blue is not helping after a couple weeks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hair to fall when it is oily? Why it is oily? Why I got dandruff? (13 years old son) washes hair daily. Using selsun blue.

Is it normal to hair to fall when it is oily? Why it is oily? Why I got dandruff?  (13 years old son) washes hair daily. Using selsun blue.

Hair loss: is it your son or you? is the hair loss in chunks or patches. hair loss is patches is alopecia areata. Randome hair loss may be thyroid. Oily hair is not the cause of hair loss per se. Please see a doctor ...Read more

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I having dandruff & itchiness. I can feel my scalp in tense situation & it cause me so pain sometimes. I used selsun blue for so long, doesn't help.

I having dandruff & itchiness. I can feel my scalp in tense situation & it cause me so pain sometimes. I used selsun blue for so long, doesn't help.

DANDRUFF & ITCHINESS: HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST YET?
IF NOT DO SEE ONE.
I DO NOT KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU SHAMPOO BUT I WOULD GUESS THAT IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN.
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU SHAMPOO DAILY -- YES, DAILY -- FOR THE NEXT WEEK AND THEN AFTER THAT, CUT IT DOWN TO THREE TIMES A WEEK.
TRY AN OVER-THE-COUNTER TAR SHAMPOO.
IF IT'S NOT BETTER PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??

Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??

Dermatology eval: Consult a dermatologist to evaluate. Prescription strength selenium sulfide or an antifungal may be prescribed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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 am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & i notice i have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should i stop using it?

Dandruff blues: Dear KMcClure,
Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, allergies, fungal infection, or irritated skin. I would recommend to alternate shampoos between an anti-dandruff shampoo and non anti-dandruff shampoo. If your dandruff is already controlled using selsun blue 2-3x a week should work. For natural anti-dandruff products look for a shampoo with tea tree oil or even an essential oil of it. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris. Can i use anti dandruff shampoo selsun blue and urea cream and retin a (tretinoin) before bedtime?

Of course: It may actually help. "KP" is very common and will come and go probably for the rest of your life. If you take good care of yourself, your fitness and otherwise good health and how you carry yourself will keep anyone from noticing or caring about your skin. Several of my physician friends have it; they just laugh about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I used Nizoral (ketoconazole) anti dandruff shampoo accidently instead of selsun blue to get rid of skin irriation and it make my scrotum red/dry any suggestions?

Shouldn't cause any: The Nizoral (ketoconazole) should not cause any problems in the scrotal area. The Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an anti-fungal shampoo, so could help with jock itch in the scrotal area. The selsun blue is selenium- more for the scalp dryness and therefore helps the dandruff. ...Read more

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I just bough selsun blue with selenium sulfide how to apply ?, how long till you rinse it?, and how often i need to re do ? 1every week, 1 every 2 week

Seborrhea: Selsun blue is a brand name shampoo for the treatment of seborrhea (dandruff). Most people benefit by shampooing to a good lather and then letting the medication sit on the scalp for about 5 minutes. You want this time to penetrate the scalp. Depending on your severity depends how often you may use it. If it is severe a dermatologist can rx a stronger shampoo if needed. ...Read more

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I got chemical burn between my breasts from using selsun selsun blue. It's been a week and I have pink skin where the burn was. Repigmentation happen?

I got chemical burn between my breasts from using selsun selsun blue. It's been a week and I have pink skin where the burn was. Repigmentation happen?

Could: It depends on how severe and how deep the burn was whether or not the skin will return to its normal color after a chemical burn. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Im 19 weeks pregnant and used selsun blue (active ingredient: prythione zinc) without thinking. Is this OK??

Im 19 weeks pregnant and used selsun blue (active ingredient: prythione zinc) without thinking.  Is this OK??

That's fine!: Topical zinc is safe in pregnancy. From my database: "Based on experimental animal studies and poor dermal absorption, used of zinc pyrithione shampoos is not expected to increase the risk of congenital anomalies" ...Read more

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Can I use selsun blue on ringworm?

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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Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Probably won't help: Unfortunately a host of bacteria as well as chemicals may be responsible for the rash. ...Read more

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How can I use selsun blue to get rid of skin fungus?

How can I use selsun blue to get rid of skin fungus?

Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 10 minutes, washing it off, do this daily for 7-10 days may do the trick. Or .... Ask your doctor for a single dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole and watch your skin clear up. ...Read more

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How does selsun blue remove fungus?

Selsun Blue: Over the counter selsun blue contains 1% selenium sulfide as its active ingredient. Selsun salon contains a different active ingredient than selsun blue, pyrithione zinc 1%, . ...Read more

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Canz selsun blue reverse freckles on your chest?

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. ...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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