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What Does Selsun Blue Do To Help Ringworm
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
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
4 yr old daughter diagnosed w/ringworm of scalp, takin 125mg Lamisil (terbinafine) and using selsun blue 3% but no help. should i take her to dermatologist?
Depends: It takes from 4-8 weeks for the meds to rid her of the germs and normal hair growth to return.If it is past that time frame,see whomwever you wish.If not, give it some time. ...Read more
I think I have 2 ringworms on my scalp. Will washing with selsun blue get rid of them? It says it has 1% selenium sulfide as the active ingredient.
Unlikely: If it is true scalp ringworm, the topical lotions can reduce the surface growth but the problem is deeper.Scalp ringworm gets down into the root system of the hair and usually requires oral prescription meds that get there through the blood. IF your problem is really a ringworm, it is unlikely to go away with such treatment. ...Read more
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