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Related to selenium sulfide: tinea versicolor
a chemical element, atomic number 34, atomic weight 78.96, symbol Se. (See Appendix 6.) It is an essential mineral nutrient. Dietary sources of selenium include seafoods, kidney, and liver. Humans can adjust their homeostasis mechanism for selenium over a wide range of dietary intakes. Recommended intake levels are generally met from the diet, so that supplements are not necessary.
1. the sulfide salt of selenium, a topical antiseborrheic and antifungal applied topically to the scalp to control seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff; also used topically in the treatment of tinea versicolor.
a mixture of crystalline selenium monosulfide and solid solutions of selenium and sulfur in an amorphous form, containing 52-55.5% Se; used in the treatment of seborrhea of the scalp or dandruff.
an antidandruff and antiseborrheic medication. See also selenium.
indications It is prescribed for dandruff and for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp and for treatment of tinea versicolor.
contraindications Acute scalp inflammation or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are dermatitis after prolonged skin contact and keratitis after accidental conjunctival contact.
Mixture of crystalline selenium monosulfide and solid solutions of selenium and sulfur; used to treat seborrhea of the scalp or dandruff.