Manufactured by Abbott, Selsun selenium sulfide 2.5 is an antiseborrheic, antifungal liquid used for the preparation of the topical solution. It contains 2% w/v selenium sulfide in its aqueous solution. Belonging to the class called anti-infectives, Selsun shampoo serves as a curative measure to treat dandruff, tinea versicolor, and seborrheic dermatitis.
The feeling of getting your nails filled up by dandruff lines and seeing your favorite pair of clothes suffer from white pores is quite irritating and devastating. Selsun Shampoo relieves you not only from dandruff rain and scalp infection but also reduces itching, irritation, flaking, and redness of your scalp.
Selsun shampoo also relieves you from a skin condition called Tinea versicolor causing discoloration and seborrheic dermatitis that causes scaly patches and redness on the scalp.
Shake the product well before you bring it into use. Also, remove any jewelry if worn. Lather the Selsun selenium sulfide 2.5 with a small amount of water and apply it on affected areas. Massage it gently and allow this solution to remain for approximately 10 minutes. After this, rinse it off and repeat this process once a day for 7 days.
Selsun shampoo includes side effects like skin irritation, pimple-like bumps where shampoo is applied, oily or dry hair and scalp, abnormal hair texture, and hair discoloration. It can also turn your straightened hair to curly ones. Save your eyes from getting in contact with this shampoo or it may burn bad. Do not apply this product to inflamed areas or broken skin. Keep this medication out of reach for children.
In rarest of rare cases, usage of selsun selenium sulfide can result in hair loss. So concern your doctor and bring into his/her notice if it happens so.
Selsun shampoo also serves as a curative measure to heal tinea capitis and tinea versicolor. Apply this medication to affected areas and lather with little quantity of water. Allow the product to remain on the skin for 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat this process once a day and continue it for a week.
Usually, medication of Selsun shampoo twice a week continued for 2 weeks, can control this disease. After a few weeks of its dosage, you can reduce its usage and it can be used weekly or after 3-4 weeks of its application.
Dermal application of 25% and 50% solutions of 2.5% of Selsun selenium sulfide is preferable. Avoid using it when inflammation or exudation prevails. Before using Selsun shampoo, make sure your scalp is not allergic to it. This medication is not advisable for children below the age of 2.
If your using it for the treatment of tinea versicolor, avoid using it during pregnancy if not necessary