Selsun Blue Shampoo for Rosacea

Written by on March 12, 2013 in Home Remedies with 8 Comments

A People’s Pharmacy article on Selsun Blue Shampoo and Rosacea got some airing today in the Charlotte Observer.

An anti-dandruff shampoo might offer relief for seborrheic dermatitis like symptoms via controlling p. ovale or others yeasts like Malassezia Globosa.

Personally I would take care with applying selsun blue directly to the face, as is recommended below, to actually wash your face with Selsun Blue. This may be tricky for rosacea sufferers with sensitive skin.

Anecdotal reports of the usefulness of Nizoral shampoo have also been noted by support group members.

Selsun Blue shampoo may alleviate rosacea

By Joe & Terry Graedon

Posted: Monday, Mar. 11, 2013

Q. I am so pleased I read about using Selsun Blue for rosacea. I’d been on two rounds of antibiotics plus Metrogel, and I still got redness and pimples on my nose. I started a regimen of washing my face with Selsun Blue every few days, and my nose has been pimple-free for more than two months.

Some readers report that dandruff shampoo containing selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) can ease their symptoms.

Here is one such story: ”I have been on all medications and tried a bunch of creams. I was left with a red, irritated face and a bunch of expensive creams. I saw an article about using Selsun Blue shampoo on your face to clear the rosacea.

“I thought, ‘It’s only five bucks; why not try it?’ Within three days there was a huge difference in my face. I use the original Selsun Blue. I put it on in the shower in the morning and leave it on for a couple of minutes. I am very surprised that this simple drugstore purchase works on such a terrible problem.”

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8 Reader Comments

  1. Cleff Deadly says:

    I was told to use selson gold for my seb derm by the doctor who does my ipl treatments… lather it up on your hair and just put the lather on your face in the shower for 5 mins, works a treat. You can use directly for stubborn areas and leave on a bit longer, but after years of using dermaid and even sebclair from france this comes out on top for me… Well worth a try!

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    “i tried it, it left little trickling lines of upset capillaries under my skin. yikes.


  3. Pat J. Taylor says:

    I am 61 and have a 15 year history of adult acne and Rosacea. My skin is very sensitive and fair. And I’ve tried it all! A few months ago I ran across a short sentence in a national magazine about using a medicated dandruff shampoo on Rosecea type issues. I thought what the heck, I’ve tried everything else so why not. I purchased Selsun Blue Shampoo and tried it that night. I quickly saw results! My skin is blemish free and very soft. I swear, even my wrinkles seem to be less obvious! I don’t know how but I can tell you it worked for me!

  4. Vanessa Gonzalez says:

    I just started my selson treatment and it is working very slowly which I do have patience for but I am experiencing extreme dryness ( I use it on my cheeks only) Any suggestions on what i can use to keep them moisturized- I am currently using organic olive oil but it is not being very effective. I apply at 730 am and by 11 my cheeks look and feel very dry.

    Thanks in advance!

  5. dave says:

    I’ve had nothing but good luck with using this product for rosacea.Compleatly clear after 2 weeks

  6. Linda says:

    I’ve been using selsun blue and have noticed a slight change in the redness on my cheeks in the 2 weeks I’ve been using it and a huge change on a rough flakey spot that is now completely gone. I did experience extreme dryness at first but made adjustments. I now use it once a day-every other day and use a mixture of coconut oil and pure vitamin e oil (I mixed them together and made a somewhat fluffy cream that I keep in a glass jar).

  7. susie morse says:

    What kind are you all using original ?

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