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Doctor insights on: How To Use Pyrithione Zinc For Rosacea

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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Can salt water interact with pyrithione zinc?

Can salt water interact with pyrithione zinc?

Probably not: It has a low solubility in water. If not ionized it probably is not affected by sea water. ...Read more

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Applying pyrithione zinc in a short period of time in the same day can be harmful?

Clarify: Not certain I understand your question. Are you asking if it can be applied shortly after something impacted skin - such as getting a sunburn. Or are you asking if it can be reapplied multiple times? Please resubmit and clarify what the question is and what condition is being treated. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is applying pyrithione zinc after redness on the face, because of the sun, a bad idea?

Is applying pyrithione zinc after redness on the face, because of the sun, a bad idea?

Zinc pyrithione: Is a zinc complex that inhibits both fungal and bacterial growth. It is principally used as an ingredient in anti-dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis preparations. I don't think it would be of particular help in sunburn...in fact, it is possible it might aggravate an already inflamed skin. I wouldn't use it as a treatment for sun burn. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

No. Zinc is a: Barrier to absorption of anything on the skin and isn't absorbed into the bloodstream. Even if it were, it would not interact with common OTC pain meds. ...Read more

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I have put pyrithione zinc cream near my mouth, then I ate something...possible harm if contact with the cream?

I have put pyrithione zinc cream near my mouth, then I ate something...possible harm if contact with the cream?

Highly unlikely: Any medications transferred into oral cavity at such small amounts should not pose any major issues. If it is a dangerous drug then it shouldn't be applied around the mouth anyway ...Read more

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Can a spoiled topical cream like pyrithione zinc cause harm to my skin or hair follicles?

Can a spoiled topical cream like pyrithione zinc cause harm to my skin or hair follicles?

Spoiled cream: I would not use a spoiled cream in any manner, it should be thrown out. It may have fungus/ bacteria and the skin is porous and can get infected ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis, can going to the pool be a problem for my skin problem? Can the water of the pool interact with pyrithione zinc?

I have seborrheic dermatitis, can going to the pool be a problem for my skin problem? Can the water of the pool interact with pyrithione zinc?

Enjoy your swim: It won't be a problem. There is also a LOT you can use for seborrheic dermatitis beside pyrethone zinc. Old-fashioned sulfer, old-fashioned coal tar, ketoconazole shampoo, and many others are available. The pool water may actually be of some mild benefit. ...Read more

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Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp Itch: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. You can try prescription Clobetasol Lotion twice a day for itching of the scalp. ...Read more

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Cat from animal shelter brought home ringworm & gave it to my rabbit. Would pyrithione zinc shampoo help prevent me from getting it on my head?

Cat from animal shelter brought home ringworm & gave it to my rabbit. Would pyrithione zinc shampoo help prevent me from getting it on my head?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene in general may prevent an infection, but dandruff shampoos may not provide any particular benefit. If you do develop an infection of the scalp, topical treatment will not work - you would require an oral therapy to clear the infection from the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Folliculitis. Prescribed 1 week of vibramycin, also tried tea tree oil, t-gel, t-sal, pyrithione zinc, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos over a few months w/ no improvement. What other solutions are out there?

Folliculitis. Prescribed 1 week of vibramycin, also tried tea tree oil, t-gel, t-sal, pyrithione zinc, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos over a few months w/ no improvement. What other solutions are out there?

Folliculitis: Recurrent folliculitis may be csused by a staph infection. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your nostrils 4 times daily. Take baths in warm soapy water with 3-4 tbls of bleach added to the water twice daily. Ask your doctor for another antibiotic specific for staph. The use of the antibiotic ointment should cut down on reinfecting yourself, *. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

No known: There are no known contraindications in using shampoos containing pyrithione zinc while pregnant. Always check with your obstetrician when uncertain about medications during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are all of the possible side effects of zinc pyrithione?

I was wondering what are all of the possible side effects of zinc pyrithione?

There are reported: To be no common side effects. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/pyrithione-zinc-shampoo. Html ...Read more

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below: Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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Methylparaben can affect my seborrheic dermatitis or interact with zinc pyrithione or even affect beard growth?

Methylparaben: Methylparaben is a widely used preservative and antifungal agent in many cosmetics. Pyrithione zinc is commonly found in certain anti dandruff shampoos. Their interaction -- if any- has not been published. Parabens are somewhat controversial and are thought to act like estrogens and may enhance the development of estrogen-related tumors, such as breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more