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Doctor insights on: Pyrithione Zinc Vs Selenium Sulfide

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How do you apply the selsun blue to the versicolor?

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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Can I use selsun shampoo for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Selsun will treat tinea versicolor which is caused by a yeast like organism but will not treat vitiligo which is a depigmenting disease. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dandruff selenium sulfide treatment problems?

What do you suggest if I have dandruff selenium sulfide treatment problems?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Try other over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi.
See a Dermatologist if these don't work. Take care. ...Read more

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How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Selenium sulfide should work well but you can also try dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi.
See a Dermatologist if these don't work. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the consequences/effects of long term use of selenium sulfide shampoos?

What are the consequences/effects of long term use of selenium sulfide shampoos?

Not really any: Long term use of selenium sulfide shampoo doses not appear to have any significant effects. It can in some cases cause skin irritation and rash. It is the active ingredient in Head and Shoulders shampoo. ...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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Can you use selenium sulfide shampoo on your body to treat body ringworm?

Can you use selenium sulfide shampoo on your body to treat body ringworm?

Not exactly: For what people call "ringworm", the medical name is tinea corporis, and the treatment is Lotrimin AF (or a similar antifungal). The lotriminaf is over-the-counter. For tinea versicolor, which is different from tinea corporis, and looks more like lots of little spots on the oilier parts of the body (usually the trunk, neck, face), one can use the 2.5% selenium sulfide lotion or shampoo. ...Read more

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Does head and shoulders selenium sulfide help ringworm on scalp?

Does head and shoulders selenium sulfide help ringworm on scalp?

No: Selenium-containing dandruff shampoo helps treat a mild fungus on the skin, called tinea versicolor. The shampoo doesn't get rid of ringworm on the scalp, which is a different type of tinea infection, called tinea capitis. A dermatologist or a primary care doctor can help with ringworm of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Ans: Times versicolie is a benign condition for which there is no good to. Not much helps in other words. Sometimes will disappear on its own ...Read more

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I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

How Long?: Did you get a definitive diagnosis for tinea versicolor? How long have you been using the medication? It often takes a few weeks before you see results. If after 4-6 wks you don't see any improvement, talk to your dermatologist for a re-evaluation and change of medication. ...Read more

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I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think I'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think I'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

A few days: The irritant or allergic contact reaction should go away in a few days without continuing contact. A topical cortisone may hasten the recovery a little. ...Read more

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How does selenium sulfide reduce tinea versicolor? Are there risks to long term use as a treatment?

Fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a common skin condition related to overgrowth of a fungus that naturally lives in your body. Selenium sulfide shampoo is safe and helps with treatment and prevention of tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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I need a shampoo with 2% of selenium sulfide to treat tinea versicolor. Which one do you recommend I get?

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Selsun Blue: Selsun blue contains selenium sulfide. Other shampoo that can treat this condition contains 1% ketoconazole (available over the counter) and 2% ketoconazole (available by prescription). If the tinea versicolor is extensive and not improving with the shampoos, you should visit your dermatologist to start on an oral pill. ...Read more

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I think I have 2 ringworms on my scalp. Will washing with selsun blue get rid of them? It says it has 1% selenium sulfide as the active ingredient.

Unlikely: If it is true scalp ringworm, the topical lotions can reduce the surface growth but the problem is deeper. Scalp ringworm gets down into the root system of the hair and usually requires oral prescription meds that get there through the blood. IF your problem is really a ringworm, it is unlikely to go away with such treatment. ...Read more

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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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Hi I have tinea versicolor around my stomach and it is bad. I tried selsun blue 1% selenium sulfide but it just made the pigmentation of my skin worse?

Hi I have tinea versicolor around my stomach and it is bad. I tried selsun blue 1% selenium sulfide but it just made the pigmentation of my skin worse?

Dermatologist: I would advise seeing a dermatologist. It is possible it isn't times verso color at all or may need different management. ...Read more

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If a rash is Pityrosporum Folliculitis would Selsun selenium sulfide shampoo and an antifungal spray/cream help clear it up? What would work faster?

If a rash is Pityrosporum Folliculitis would Selsun selenium sulfide shampoo and an antifungal spray/cream help clear it up? What would work faster?

Try different stuff: Lots of options. Find out which works. I know of people sleeping painted blue with dandruff shampoo, and others who get fine control taking a ketoconazole 400 mg tablet before working up a sweat in the gym, once a month. I'm glad you got the diagnosis made -- it gets missed a lot. Lots of stuff works. You get to choose. Best wshes. ...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 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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