(b) Lather face and allow suspension to remain 10 minutes; then rinse
After treatment, wash hands.
(d) This procedure should be done once daily for 3 successive days.
For persistent or recurring cases, the procedure may be repeated.
c. Cautions and Warnings.
Toxic if taken orally, but little toxic effect topically.
Irritating to mucous membranes.
Do not allow contact with eyes or genital region.
Unpleasant odor and taste.
Should be a 4-day lapse prior to use following tinting, dyeing, or waving
May cause excessive oiliness of hair.
May tint gray hair orange because of incomplete rinsing.
d. Adverse Effects.
Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs.
Chemical conjunctivitis can occur if allowed to enter the eye.
(3) Application to acutely inflamed scalp may result in cutaneous absorption
with possible systemic toxic effects, which include nervousness, drowsiness,
convulsions, death from vasomotor and respiratory depression.
e. Supply. Selenium sulfide lotion is supplied as a 2.5-percent suspension in a
4-fl oz container.
6-16. UNDECYLENIC ACID
a. Undecylenic acid (Desenex) is a fungistat, which is used to treat athlete's foot
and ringworm of the body. Since it is only fungistatic and not fungicidal, attention must
be directed to other hygiene, especially where there are raw lesions. Fungicidal foot
powder and undecylenic acid ointment both contain, in addition, the astringent zinc
undecylate to help reduce rawness and irritation. Response of athlete's foot to the drug
is often dramatic, but the infection sometimes persists despite treatment.