Selsun suspension is a medicated topical suspension used to treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis (a greasy, crusting, itching scalp caused by excess oil). It contains selenium sulphide which belongs to a class of medications called anti-fungals. It works by slowing the growth of the yeast that causes the infection like dandruff. It works against dandruff by reducing greasiness of the scalp and by slowing down growth of the layer of skin cells on the scalp that cause dandruff.
Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear. It is often accompanied by itching. Selsun suspension should not be used for 2 days before or after any hair treatments like dyeing, tinting, perming or chemical straightening. Do not leave the shampoo in contact with the hair or skin for more than the recommended duration as irritation, burning sensation or blistering may occur, and do not use more often than recommended.
It is used to treat:
Selsun suspension may cause certain side effects like skin rashes or hives, scalp irritation, discoloration of hair or hair loss, although not everybody gets them. Check with your healthcare professional if you notice any unusual effects while using it.
How to manage side effects:
Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate your scalp. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible.
Can Selsun suspension cause hairloss?
Yes. It can cause side effects like hair loss, although not everybody gets them. Check with your health care professional if you notice any unusual effects while you are taking it.
Can Selsun suspension be used in pregnancy?
It is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare professional.
Can Selsun suspension be used in children?
It is not recommended for use in children under 5 years of age.
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