Before everyone runs out to buy a bottle of to cure vitiligo, I have some news…Selsun Blue is effective for clearing up the white patches of a fungal skin condition called tinea versicolor. When I first heard about the shampoo curing vitiligo, I went straight to the store and bought some before doing any further research on the matter. I was gutted when it didn’t work on my vitiligo, but after talking to my dermatologist and reading up on it, I realized that those who had been cured were either misdiagnosed with vitiligo or they thought they had it when, in fact, it was simply a fungus.
Here’s the scoop:
Tinea versicolor, also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches.
Antifungal creams, lotions or shampoos can help treat tinea versicolor. But even after successful treatment, skin color may remain uneven for several weeks until repigmentation occurs, and tinea versicolor may return, especially in warm, humid weather.