Medication Description: Sulsenum
A thin amorphous powder of yellow-orange color. Practically insoluble in water and alcohol.
Contains about 55% selenium and 45% sulfur.
A similar drug is manufactured abroad under the name Selenium sulfide (Selsun sulfide).
Applied in the treatment of seborrhea of the scalp.
Sulsen soap contains 2, 5% sulsen. Sulsen paste also contains 2, 5% sulsen; mixed with a special foam base containing an anionic emulsifier.
Sulsenic soap or paste is used after usual washing of the head, and spermaceti, lanolin or baby soap is recommended for dry seborrhea, and 72% for laundry soap is recommended for oily seborrhea.
After shampooing, wet hair is washed with sulsen soap and carefully rubbed into the scalp. On one wash consumes 2 - 3 g of soap (one piece of soap weighing 25 g is designed for 8 - 10 procedures). The foam is left on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes, after which it is thoroughly washed off with warm water (temperature not higher than +40 C) and the hair is wiped dry.
Instead of sulsen soap, you can apply the same way 2, 5% sulsen paste; spend at one time a teaspoon of pasta. Tube with paste is designed for 6 - 8 procedures.
Sulsen preparations are used 1 time per week (for oily seborrhea, you can use it 2 times a week for the first 2 weeks) for 1 - 1, 5 months.
After the end of the course of treatment, it is recommended to prophylactically apply sulsen soap or paste 1 time in 1 - 2 months. When relapse repeat treatment.
When treating with sulsen preparations, side effects usually do not occur. Foam and washable water should not fall into the eyes. After the procedure, wash hands thoroughly.
Sulsen soap should be stored in a tight package that protects from the action of light.
During the work with sulsen it is necessary to take the measures excluding its hit on integuments and in eyes.