User Reviews for Selsun to treat Tinea Versicolor
Selsun has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 4 ratings for the treatment of Tinea Versicolor. 75% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
"I’ve had tinea versicolour for over a year, on my lower back and hips, ive never been worried about it but after it not going away for 6 months i figured it was time to see my GP (free). he informs me of my condition but just tells me to buy some antifungal cream. Then I go to the dermatologist ($200) for my acne and thought I might as well ask her about my tinea versicolour since I'm paying SO much. She tells me to buy Selsun yellow and what antifungal creams to buy. I’ve been using Selsun & Clonea cream for a month now (every second day) and have seen no difference, except now I think it’s even spread as it’s now up to my ribs and down to my thighs. So I keep on using the Selsun and while I’m applying generous amounts, I suddenly notice yellow spots in my always CLEAR Selsun shampoo. So I thought, maybe I’ll shake it, and now the shampoo is YELLOW! It like a gold color! and I thought, ARE YOU KIDDING? I’ve spent a WHOLE month applying it wrong. The bottle doesn’t even say to shake the bottle. My message is SHAKE THE BOTTLE REALLY WELL the active ingredient is heavy and sinks to the bottom of the bottle!!!!"
"I've had tinea versicolor for about 6 years now. There have been times when the spots blend into my skin a little more, but eventually it would always come back. I recently started some research online and found all these amazing reviews for Selsun Blue. I've only been using for about a week now, but the spots have significantly faded already! The ONLY thing I will recommend is to make sure you moisturize at least once a day while using. The shampoo really dried my skin out, to the point where I could see cracks from dryness. However, as soon as I moisturize, it goes away and does not itch. Selsun is unquestionably an amazing product. I've been seeing a lot of reviews for using Lamisil as well which I will soon be trying as well."
"Have had tinea versicolor for about 8 months. Never itched but the spots were spreading so I decided to find a solution for aesthetics sake. In Canada Walmart has Selsun extra strength lotion (2.5%) on the shelf for $13. If you need a prescription for this stuff in your country I would probably check Amazon first (unless your insurance ends up covering it, that would be dope). It says to leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off; I've been leaving it on for more like 30 minutes and then showering. This is my third night using it and I can already see the spots beginning to fade away. Very impressive. No burning sensation or dry skin from it either. Also this extra strength lotion smells clean. No awful smells like others have mentioned with other products. I have read that if a person were to continue their treatment for a full year it is very likely they will never see tinea versicolor return. Best luck."
"I've used this shampoo continuously for almost 7 years. It's kept me from having sores on my scalp, but I still have the fungus on my skin. This product keeps it "beat back" from becoming worse but does not eradicate it. Also, my physician never suggested keeping it on the skin overnight (messy!) but I started doing this with my face and upper arms and have seen more results."
"Efficient if u do washing with mercryl solution before using. Then you keep selsun on skin 20 minutes before rinsing. I used it that way for three weeks every two days ,then two weeks every three days , then two weeks every four days ,then one week every five days, one week every six days ,and once a week for three weeks . It's not very comfortable to keep it 20 minuts on skin and it does smell, but this is really the only medicine with good result and quite cheap, with mercryl about 10 euro/month"
"This is the best treatment for the tinea versicolor"
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