Selsun Dandruff Treatment Shampoo 150ml
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.
- Inflammation of the scalp due to excessive oil secretion (seborrhoeic dermatitis)
Not recommended for children under 5 years.
Children aged 5-14 years, adults and the elderly
Apply liberally twice weekly for two weeks and then once weekly for the next two weeks.
Thereafter use only as often as necessary to control the condition.
Do not use Selsun if you are allergic to any of the ingredients; you are in the first three months of pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding, as the safety of Selsun in pregnancy and its effect on breast milk are unknown; or on children under 5 years old. Selsun should be applied to the scalp, it is not a medicine and must not be swallowed. You should avoid getting Selsun in your eyes or letting it come into contact with broken skin or inflamed areas. Selsun should be thoroughly rinsed from the hair before dyeing, tinting or perming. It should not be used for two days before or after any of these hair treatments.
Take out hairgrips and remove jewellery.
Avoid contact with metal surfaces. Selsun can rarely cause problems such as itching and redness of the skin and scalp. If this occurs, stop using. Increased hair loss may occur when using Selsun. Dryness or greasiness of the hair or scalp may increase after using Selsun. Discoloration of the hair may occur when using Selsun. This can be avoided or minimised by thorough rinsing of the hair after treatment. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other unwanted effects not mentioned above. If Selsun is accidentally swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
Swallowing Selsun can cause nausea and vomiting. Do not use after its use-by date which is printed on the bottle. If the bottle is out of date, return it to your pharmacist and, if necessary, get a new prescription from your doctor. Keep your bottle in a safe place, where children cannot reach it. Do not store above 25ºC. If you have any questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor
Selenium sulphide 2.5% w/v. Other ingredients: bentonite, titanium dioxide, citric acid, sodium acid phosphate, glyceryl monoricinoleate S, monoethanolamine lauryl sulphate, Empigen BB, perfume, sodium chloride and purified water.