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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Selsun (Overview)

Selsun is a skin-related agent.


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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

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 more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
75 doctors shared insights

Selsun (Overview)

Selsun is a skin-related agent.


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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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Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?

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 more

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Ring worm, can I use selsun ?

Ring worm, can I use selsun ?

No: Selsun works for tinea versicolor, but not tinea corporis (ringworm). ...Read more

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I used selsun blue two months ago and it irritated my entire body now my skin has become itchy, sometimes red and doesn't seem to retain moisture. Why?

Selsun Blue: Effects should not be lingering 2 months after its use. If you have some skin issues that are truly symptomatic and not simply some subjective 'feeling', you should see your local dematologist. ...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