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Selenium Sulfide For Acne
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
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
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
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
I was prescribed selenium sulfide lotion. Should I take selinum as mineral dietary supplement too?
No: It isn't necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It might remove flakes/scales, though.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yes: Yes, it is safe on the face. ...Read more
How does selenium sulfide reduce tinea versicolor? Are there risks to long term use as a treatment?
I need a shampoo with 2% of selenium sulfide to treat tinea versicolor. Which one do you recommend I get?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No: Selenium sulfide is used in topical creams (for dermatitis, or "rash") and shampoos (notably selsun blue, for dandruff). The easy answer is yes and the complicated answer is no. The reason? It is categorized as "c" meaning there are no studies in pregnancy documenting it's safety. So, doctors say, "if the benefits outweigh the unknown risks, go ahead." so...Shampoo -- yes. Topical cream -- no. ...Read more
I have back acne and on my face, how will selsun help and do I put some on, let it dry then wash for face? For the back we can just simply wash withit
Back acne: You would do better by using a Benzyl peroxide wash on your face and back. It is better to use a 2.5 or 5 % wash if you can find them. They are over the counter now. This can take 4 to 10 weeks to work. If you don't see improvement see a dermatologist. We have many more products available to us. You don't have to live with the acne. ...Read more
I have been prescribed selsun shampoo (2.5% selenium sulphide) by a doctor for having pubic lice or crabs. Will it work?
Pubic lice: A lice-killing lotion containing 1% Permethrin or a mousse containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide can be used to treat pubic lice. These are available otc without a prescription, are safe and effective when used according to instructions in the package. Am unaware of evidence that selenium is effective against these critters, but am always willing to learn. ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. The question is, "How can I manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that carries such a stigma that it can keep me from getting the job I want, until it remits on its own? " I was able to stop taking medication around age 50. There is no telling when your illness will remit. If your parents won't take you to the doctor, pick up the phone and make the call yourself. ...Read more