Comparative study of ketoconazole versus selenium sulphide
shampoo in pityriasis versicolor.
is well known for keratolytic and keratoplastic activity by reducing epidermal turnover and impairing disulphide bridge formation and antiseborrhoeic activity (Halliwell, 1991; Scott et al., 2001).
It is also suggested that the skin crusts should be softened using liquid paraffin or 1% selenium sulphide
solution (Taylor et al., 2007).
Shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione, chloroxin or selenium sulphide
are ingredients you'll often see in dandruff remedies.
Dandruff responds well to the use of medicated anti-fungal shampoos, especially those containing (in order of effectiveness): selenium sulphide
, zinc pyrithione, coal tar and ketoconazole.
It is usually treated by applying selenium sulphide
solution otherwise known as Head & Shoulders shampoo to the affected areas.