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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...

I want to be able to get access to Selsun Blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so I can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

? your question is ? If you read the conditions of the public site, we are not here to provide you diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions. The feds set the status of medications and define requirements for access. Call your own doc and see if they agree to prescribe it on your request.If not,deal with it. Read more...

How can I treat tinea versicolor on my neck, back and abdomen? My skin is extremely sensitive and I can't use harsh products like selsun blue. Ideas?

Antifungal by mouth. Talk to your doctor about using a oral medication called ketoconazole. It's an antifungal medication that can be used for fungal infection. This would help avoid the use of harsh chemicals on your skin. 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 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...

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...

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...