Selsun shampoo is very effective for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Selsun shampoo contains the active ingredient selenium sulfide, which is used to treat dandruff and certain types of dermatitis.
Selenium sulfide specifically destroys a certain type of fungus called “Dermatophyte”. It also causes a decrease in the production of cells in the upper layer of the skin, as well as the quantity of natural oil (sebum) produced in the sebaceous glands of the skin.
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition. Inflammation is caused by reaction of the organism to the presence of certain type of fungus, and to products that break down the oil. Selenium sulfide kills the fungi responsible for causing this inflammation, as well as controls the itching and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp.
Active substance: Selenium sulfide 2.5% W/V
Contents: 30 ml of a shampoo in a plastic bottle
Application and use: shampoo Selsun is intended for external use only. Shake well before using. Apply a sufficient amount of Selsun shampoo to wet hair and scalp to form a lather and shampoo the hair and scalp thoroughly. Allow lather to remain on the scalp for 2 to 3 minutes and then rinse the hair and scalp with water. Then apply additional Selsun and repeat steps one more time and rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly. For best results apply twice weekly for the first two weeks and then once a week for the next two weeks. Further, use as often as necessary to keep the scalp free from itching and scaling, or as directed by the physician.
Important notice: avoid getting product in eyes as it may cause irritation. Selsun shampoo can change the color of gold, silver or other metal jewelry, it is important to remove all jewelry that could come into contact with shampoo before application. Selsun shampoo should not be used two days before or after dyeing, tinting, or perming the hair.
Contraindications: not suitable for children under five years of age, do not use in acute inflammation of the skin, do not use on broken skin or open wounds, do not use if allergic to the ingredients of the shampoo. In case of allergic reaction discontinue use and consult your doctor.
Manufacturer: Interthai Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Ltd., Bangkok under license from The Mentholatum Company, New York, USA