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How can I use selsun blue to get rid of skin fungus?

How can I use selsun blue to get rid of 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 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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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply topical antifungal
Once
Ask your podiatrist if you should take an oral antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
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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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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Visit the podiatrist
Once
Start with vinegar/water soaks
Once
Ask your doctor about topical keratolytic
Once
If positive fungal culture found, ask about anti-fungal treatment
Once
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Is selsun blue + versicolor treatment normal?

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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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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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Fungus hates dryness. Wear sandals/breathable shoes for toenail fungus
Daily
Soak fungus on nails in a 1:2 apple cider vinegar:water solution
15 Min, Daily for 2 Weeks
Clip off yellow part of nail until completely grown off
Weekly
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