Selsun Medical Treatment Shampoo For Dandruff - 150ml
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How does it work?
Selenium sulphide specifically destroys a certain type of fungus called dermatophyte. It also causes a decrease in the production of cells in the top layer of skin, as well as the amount of natural oil (sebum) produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is an inflammatory scaling skin condition, which can affect the scalp. Inflammation is caused by the body's reaction to the presence of a particular type of fungus, and to products that break down oil.
Selenium suphide therefore kills the fungi responsible for causing this inflammtion, as well as controls the itching and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp.
What is it used for?
- Inflammation of the scalp due to excessive oil secretion (seborrhoeic dermatitis)
- Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.
- Gold, silver and other metallic jewellery should be removed prior to use, since discolouration may be caused.
- This preparation should be thoroughly rinsed from the hair before dyeing, tinting or waving the hair. It should not be applied for a period of two days before or after any of these procedures.
Use with caution in
Not to be used in
- Broken skin or open wounds
- Children under 5 years of age
- Inflamed skin
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- There is no information available about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy, and it should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
- There is no information available regarding the safety of this medicine during breastfeeding. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Irritation in area of use
- Sensitisation or allergic reaction
- Hair discolouration
- Oiliness or dryness of scalp and hair
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
No known interactions when applied to unbroken skin.