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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Omega Edwards
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
30 years in practice
10M people helped
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Dr. Omega Edwards
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
52 years in practice
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
50 years in practice
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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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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
22 years in practice
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