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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. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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.

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

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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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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 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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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

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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