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I have tinea versicolor and have had success treating it with selsun blue shampoo before. I'm breastfeeding my 9 month old now though, is it safe?

I have tinea versicolor and have had success treating it with selsun blue shampoo before. I'm breastfeeding my 9 month old now though, is it safe?

General rule: Lotions and ointments you apply to the skin do not send their med into the blood where it would enter the breastmilk. As a rule, topical meds are safe during breastfeeding as long as they are not applied to the breast on surfaces involved with feeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Pityriasis Versicolor (Definition)

Is a rash on the trunk and proximal extremities. It is very difficult to get rid of. You need to see a physician for a prescription of topical antifungal meds and may possible need to take medicine by mouth. You could try tea tree oil ...Read more


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Is selsun blue supposed to peel off tinea versicolor?

Is selsun blue supposed to peel off tinea versicolor?

Almost: Selwyn blue contains selenium sulfide. It doesn't peel off tinea versicolor, but it kills the fungus that causes it, which goes by the delightful name malessezia furfur. ...Read more

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What is the healing process of tinea versicolor using selsun blue?

What is the healing process of tinea versicolor using selsun blue?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast. Treatments are aimed at killing the yeast, which occurs in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, if there is skin discoloration, which is often the case, it may take several months for the skin to return to its normal color. ...Read more

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I left selsun blue on my affected tinea versicolor areas overnight and it appears to have left me with a burn! Help!

I left selsun blue on my affected tinea versicolor areas overnight and it appears to have left me with a burn! Help!

You'll be OK: That is a standard treatment for tinea versicolor. The ingredients in the Selsun Blue may have caused an irritation. Just apply a soothing skin lotion for a day or two. You'll be fine. And I'll bet you killed the fungi that were causing your tinea versicolor. Now go out and get a normal suntan. ...Read more

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I want to be able to get access to Selsun Blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so I can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

? your question is?: If you read the conditions of the public site, we are not here to provide you diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions. The feds set the status of medications and define requirements for access. Call your own doc and see if they agree to prescribe it on your request. If not, deal with it. ...Read more

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How can I cure/get rid of tinea versicolor...Have used selsun blue...Taken perscribed pills by dermatologists...Nothing works. Help!?

Persistence: Tinea versicolor takes time to clear & often recurs. Perhaps prescription strength selenium sulfide lotion (2.5%) applied for 10 minutes daily for 7 days will work better than otc selsun blue (due to higher concentration of active ingredient). Washing clothing, bedding, bath linens (or perhaps using an ultraviolet wand) to destroy the fungus will speed recovery. ...Read more

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What is the strongest over-the-counter medication I can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?

Tinea versicolor: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide are often recommended. Selsun blue doesn't always work, because it only contains 1% selenium sulfide. Preparations containing more than 1% selenium sulfide are considered prescription strength. Ketoconazole ointment or ciclopirox as an alternative suppresses growth of malassezia furfur. Hydrogen peroxide may lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat tinea versicolor on my neck, back and abdomen? My skin is extremely sensitive and I can't use harsh products like selsun blue. Ideas?

How can I treat tinea versicolor on my neck, back and abdomen? My skin is extremely sensitive and I can't use harsh products like selsun blue. Ideas?

Antifungal by mouth: Talk to your doctor about using a oral medication called ketoconazole. It's an antifungal medication that can be used for fungal infection. This would help avoid the use of harsh chemicals on your skin. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue shampoo be used to treat tinea veriscolour?

Can selsun blue shampoo be used to treat tinea veriscolour?

Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 10 minutes, washing it off, do this daily for 7-10 days may do the trick. Or. ... Ask your doctor for a single dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole and watch your skin clear up. ...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?

Dr. Binh Ngo Dr. Ngo
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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 had white & brown patches (Tinea Versicolor) on my body, face, hand. After consulting will Doctor he prescribed :Selsun shampoo and Fluconazole AF-400 tablet. It has worked very well for me. Now after almost 2yrs it has again start appearing on my face (

Tinea Versicolor: It is very common that Tinea Versicolor recur multiple times even after adequate treatment. There are steps that you can take to prevent future infections. Avoid excessive heat, avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure, avoid excessive sweating, and use prescribed medication. ...Read more

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I'm applying selsun blue 1% ss & clotrimazole 1% how long till the pityriasis versicolor desapears?!

See a dermatologist: First, it is always possible that the diagnosis is incorrect. However, some cases of pityriasis versicolor don't get better with topical meds. And some patients have a predisposition to get the condition and not clear it well. Seeing a dermatologist will allow you to come to a solution. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue shampoo be used for skin fungus?

Can selsun blue shampoo be used for skin fungus?

Third best treatment: Selenium sulfide found in selsun blue kills the fungi (malassezia furfur) that causes tinea versiclolor. Applying the shampoo, letting it dry on for 10 minutes, washing it off, do this daily for 7-10 days may do the trick. Or. ... Ask your doctor for a single dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole and watch your skin clear up. ...Read more

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