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Doctor insights on: Selsun Shampoo For Tinea Versicolor

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Dr. John Goldman
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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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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream. ...Read more

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Does selsun blue shampoo work for skin fungi?

Does selsun blue shampoo work for skin fungi?

Yes and no: If your skin fungus is sensitive to selsun blue then yes. However, there are much better medicines to treat skn fungi than that which is meant for your scalp. ...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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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...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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Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

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Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

No: We use dandruff shampoos on wide areas of skin. These may be zinc pyrethrum, selenium, ketoconazole, others. Azole creams such as miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole are useful. ! or 2 oral doses of fluconazole or other azole is the easiest, cheapest, most effective. You may defer this during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controlled human studies or that there are no animal or human studies. Must weigh fetal risk vs maternal benefit. Would discuss with your md before using. ...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 successful is selsun blue for seb dermatitis in comparison with Nizoral (ketoconazole) and neutrogena t/gel ?

How successful is selsun blue for seb dermatitis in comparison with Nizoral (ketoconazole) and neutrogena t/gel ?

Shampoo for seb derm: Selsun blue and neutrogena t-gel are excellent shampoos for mild seborrheic dermatitis. Prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo tends to be somewhat better than otc products, however, they all treat the seb derm somewhat differently, so i recommend alternating two or three shampoos when treating seborrheic dermatitis and washing hair 3-7 times a week if possible. ...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

Dr. Moshe Lewis
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Selsun (Definition)

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