selenium sulfide

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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.
selenium sulfide
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.
2. the sulfide salt of selenium, an antiseborrheic and antifungal; used topically in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff of the scalp and of tinea versicolor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·le·ni·um sul·fide

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.
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se·le·nium sul·fide

Mixture of crystalline selenium monosulfide and solid solutions of selenium and sulfur; used to treat seborrhea of the scalp or dandruff.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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He had tried a "blue" (selenium sulfide) shampoo with only minimal success.
Patients may apply selenium sulfide 2.5% lotion/shampoo or zinc pyrithione shampoo to the affected areas daily for 1 to 2 weeks.
They allow the formulator an efficient, cost effective means of emulsifying or suspending silicones, zinc pyrithione, sulfur, selenium sulfide, coal tar, and even oil extracts together in shampoos and other surfactant products.
These shampoos contain dandruff fighters such as pyrithione zinc (Head & Shoulders), salicylic acid (Scalpicin, X-Seb), selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue), and coal tar (Neutrogena, T-Gel).
Concurrent twice-weekly applications of topical selenium sulfide for 2 weeks will decrease the fungal spore counts on the scalp and decrease infectivity.
* BACKGROUND Current topical treatments of seborrheic dermatitis include steroids, selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc, coal tar preparations, terbinafine, ketoconazole, and ultraviolet phototherapy.
Traditional topical agents such as selenium sulfide are effective, but recurrence following treatment with these agents is likely and often rapid.