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Selsun blue for my baby's fungus? My husband took our 6 mo old baby to the pediatrician and didn't get a lot of details...I know the md said the flaky scalp & some dryish looking spots on his body are fungus (didn't say what kind). He recommended selsun b
The : The pediatrician is referring to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It presents as flaky scalp (appears like dandruff) and dry patches on the skin. The cause is unclear. Some doctors believe it is due to a rare yeast. Treatment includes shampoos selsun blue. I usuallly tell parents to use a very small amount 2-3 times per week until they see an improvement. Also, brush your baby's scalp with a soft brush to loosen the flakes. If the selsun blue does not work ask your doctor for an alternative treatment. To answer the last part of your question, no you dont have to let it sit on the skin or scalp, just wash in usual fashion; lotion is fine. If the spots look more red after use and it persists then discontinue and consult your doctor. If it returns to previous state then no need to worry. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?
First you probably: need blood work to rule out thyroid problems. topical antifunals can help with itchy brows and lashes, but you many need a steroid as well. Selsun shampoo probably won't do much. Try your meds for three weeks, if not better see derm in follow-uo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed 15mg prednisone after my scalp and skin became inflammed and irritated after using selsun blue shampoo. When will i feel results?
Few days: Given that the dose is low it will probably take a few days. ...Read more