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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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's the best shampoo for Eczema? Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Clear or soap?

What's the best shampoo for Eczema? Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Clear or soap?

Find the cause: Shampoos might be more appropriate if its actually seborrhea. Eczema calls for a search as to its cause and correcting whatever it is -- you may even be allergic to a hair care product. ...Read more

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How does selsun blue remove fungus?

Selsun Blue: Over the counter selsun blue contains 1% selenium sulfide as its active ingredient. Selsun salon contains a different active ingredient than selsun blue, pyrithione zinc 1%, . ...Read more

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Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

No: Dandruff can only be controlled. See your dermatologist if selsun blue does not control the dandruff. ...Read more

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Canz selsun blue reverse freckles on your chest?

Selsun blue freckles: Selsun blue is not a treatment for freckles. Freckles will get lighter if they are not exposed to the sun for many weeks or months. With increased sun exposure, they will get darker.
Selsun blue is often used to treat tinea versicolor, a yeast infetion, that commonly affects the chest and back. ...Read more

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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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How long does it usually take for selsun blue to fix dandruff?

How long does it usually take for selsun blue to fix dandruff?

It depends: I have had some patients with mild dandruff help out after 1 use. Other with more significant dandruff get response in a few weeks. ...Read more

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How often during the week should I use selsun blue for dandruff?

How often during the week should I use selsun blue for dandruff?

Usage: Twice per week for 2 weeks and then decrease the frequency. ...Read more

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I have lot of dandruff. Can I use selsun blue? Is it harmless? I am a 26 year old male. Plz help

I have lot of dandruff. Can I use selsun blue? Is it harmless? I am a 26 year old male. Plz help

Yes: Try using this shampoo daily for a week or two and see if your scalp improves. If not you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will selsun blue to get rid of white splotches?

Will  selsun blue to get rid of white splotches?

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 put selsun blue on & left it overnight to help with these light spots I have and when I got up to shower it off it was red and hurt to touch, help?

I put selsun blue on & left it overnight to help with these light spots I have and when I got up to shower it off it was red and hurt to touch, help?

Help?: Okay. Do not ever do this again. You irritated and possibly even burned the skin. Leave it alone and let it heal on it's own. Do not ever do this again. ...Read more

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Is selsun blue shampoo helpful?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I use selsun blue on ringworm?

Can I use selsun blue on ringworm?

Probably won't work: It probably won't be very effective. It can work for tinea versicolor, but is less likely to work for tinea corporis (ringworm), which requires topical or oral antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Can I use selsun blue for hot tub rash?

Probably won't help: Unfortunately a host of bacteria as well as chemicals may be responsible for the rash. ...Read more

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Can tinea corporis treated with selsun blue?

Tinea corporis: Unlikely that tinea corporis will respond to selsun. However, tinea versicolor can often be treated with it. ...Read more

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How do you use selsun blue to treat ringworm?

Tinea Versicolor: Selenium sulfide at 2.5% is useful to treat the superficial yeast infection called tinea versicolor. However, selenium is not terribly effective for more typical fungal infections commonly called "ringworm". ...Read more

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Is selsun blue + versicolor treatment normal?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Yes: Selsun blue is specially formulated to treat dandruff. Just make sure you put it on first thing in the shower and let it sit on your scalp for 5 minutes. And use it at least three times per week for it to be fully effective. ...Read more

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How long does it take for selsun blue to completely get rid of dandruff?

How long does it take for selsun blue to completely get rid of dandruff?

Usualy 1-2 weeks: Dandruff (seborheic dermatitis) will usually clear with selsun blue in 1-2 weeks if the case is mild. Sometimes it is more severe and will require more aggressive treatment. See your doctor or a dermatologist if the selsun blue is not helping after a couple weeks. ...Read more

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Can yu use selsun blue on a two almost three month old? His scalp looks really dry.

Can yu use selsun blue on a two almost three month old? His scalp looks really dry.

Cradle cap: sounds like cradle cap and daily shampoo with baby shampoo will help. Also, you can use olive oil to loosen the scales and gently brush scalp. ...Read more