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Selenium sulfide, found in a number of over the counter medicated shampoos, lotions and suspensions, is a medication used on the scalp to help control the symptoms of [Link Removed] and seborrheic dermatitis. It works by treating the excess shedding and irritation that occurs with scalp fungus and also controls the rate of shedding of dead skin cells.

In addition to controlling the symptoms of dandruff, a 2.5% concentration of selenium sulfide, as found in [Link Removed] a type of fungal infection of the skin.

How To Use Selenium Sulfide

Whether using a 1% or 2.5% concentration, use only as directed. Follow label directions and don't use more often than recommended unless advised by your healthcare professional. Whether treating dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis or tinea versicolor, best results are obtained with regular use, generally at least twice weekly.

Selenium Sulfide Precautions and Side Effects

This treatment should not be used if skin or scalp are blistered, raw, or oozing, unless otherwise advised by your doctor. Avoid contact with eyes. Flush eyes thoroughly with water if contact occurs.

If you are pregnant, check with your physician first before using.

Although selenium sulfide tends to be well tolerated, check with your physician if you experience irritation of the skin or scalp. Some side effects that may occur include:

Unusual oiliness or dryness of hair or scalp
Increase in normal hair loss
Hair discolouration
Check with your physician if the side effects are severe or do not go away.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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