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.

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I'm applying selsun blue 1% ss & clotrimazole 1% how long till the pityriasis versicolor desapears?!

See a dermatologist. First, it is always possible that the diagnosis is incorrect. However, some cases of pityriasis versicolor don't get better with topical meds. And some patients have a predisposition to get the condition and not clear it well. Seeing a dermatologist will allow you to come to a solution. Read more...

Will selsun blue treat tinea versicolor?

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...

Is selsun blue supposed to peel off tinea versicolor?

Almost. Selwyn blue contains selenium sulfide. It doesn't peel off tinea versicolor, but it kills the fungus that causes it, which goes by the delightful name malessezia furfur. Read more...

What is the strongest over-the-counter medication I can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?

Tinea versicolor. Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide are often recommended. Selsun blue doesn't always work, because it only contains 1% selenium sulfide. Preparations containing more than 1% selenium sulfide are considered prescription strength. Ketoconazole ointment or ciclopirox as an alternative suppresses growth of malassezia furfur. Hydrogen peroxide may lessen symptoms. Read more...

What is the healing process of tinea versicolor using selsun blue?

Tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast. Treatments are aimed at killing the yeast, which occurs in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, if there is skin discoloration, which is often the case, it may take several months for the skin to return to its normal color. Read more...

I left selsun blue on my affected tinea versicolor areas overnight and it appears to have left me with a burn! Help!

You'll be OK. That is a standard treatment for tinea versicolor. The ingredients in the Selsun Blue may have caused an irritation. Just apply a soothing skin lotion for a day or two. You'll be fine. And I'll bet you killed the fungi that were causing your tinea versicolor. Now go out and get a normal suntan. Read more...