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Doctor insights on: Zinc Pyrithione Side Effects

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below : Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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Methylparaben can affect my seborrheic dermatitis or interact with zinc pyrithione or even affect beard growth?

Methylparaben: Methylparaben is a widely used preservative and antifungal agent in many cosmetics. Pyrithione zinc is commonly found in certain anti dandruff shampoos. Their interaction -- if any- has not been published. Parabens are somewhat controversial and are thought to act like estrogens and may enhance the development of estrogen-related tumors, such as breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

Can pyrithione zinc topical cream interact with paracetamol or brufen (oral)?

No. Zinc is a: barrier to absorption of anything on the skin and isn't absorbed into the bloodstream. Even if it were, it would not interact with common OTC pain meds. ...Read more

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Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp Itch: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. You can try prescription Clobetasol Lotion twice a day for itching of the scalp. ...Read more