Best Shampoos for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

In this post, we have 4 shampoos you can use for hidradenitis suppurativa. When choosing shampoos for hidradenitis suppurativa, make sure they contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, sulfur, or salicylic acid. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.

You can use these shampoos around the breasts, armpits, groin, perineal, and perianal areas.

You can leave the shampoo on for about 2-3 mins before washing it off. Also, moisturize the area after showering.

Note: be careful when using the shampoo near the groin or other sensitive areas.

1. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – Ketoconazole 1%

Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo is a product you can use to treat hidradenitis suppurativa around the breasts, armpits, groin, perineal, and perianal areas.

This product contains ketoconazole with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can help control or keep flare-ups at bay.

What ingredients does it contain?

Active ingredient: Ketoconazole 1%

Inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol, BHT, blue 1, citric acid, cocamide MEA, fragrance, glycol distearate, hydrochloric acid, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyquaternium-7, sodium chloride, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, sodium hydroxide, sodium laureth sulfate, tetrasodium EDTA, water

2. Head & Shoulders – Classic Clean – 2-In-1 Dandruff Shampoo

This is another shampoo you can use to treat hidradenitis suppurativa as it contains 1% Zinc Pyrithione (it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties).

It helps to fight dryness, calm itching, reduce redness, and control oiliness.

What ingredients does it contain?

Pyrithione Zinc (1%), cocamidopropyl betaine, water, sodium xylene sulfonate, sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrance, sodium laureth sulfate, dimethicone, zinc carbonate

4. Selsun Blue – Maximum Strength Moisturizing Antidandruff Shampoo

This is a moisturizing shampoo that you can use in private areas and help relieve irritation and redness.

It contains selenium sulfide (anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties) and is also pH balanced.

What ingredients does it contain?

The ingredients are water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, distearyl phthalic acid amide, ammonium laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, cocamide MEA, dimethicone, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, DMDM hydantoin, fragrance, citric acid, sodium citrate, titanium dioxide, blue 1

3. Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Baby Shampoo

This is a baby shampoo that should be safe to use in private areas that can help with flaking, scaling, redness, and irritation of the skin making it suitable to use for hidradenitis suppurativa.

It is made for sensitive skin and is free of parabens, sulfates, dyes, and fragrances.

What ingredients does it contain?

The active ingredients are Pyrithione Zinc 0.95%.

The inactive Ingredients are Water, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

4. Jason – Anti-Dandruff Scalp Care Shampoo

This is a shampoo that contains both sulfur and salicylic acid to treat dermatitis and mild psoriasis. It is infused with olive, jojoba, and rosemary oils.

What ingredients does it contain?

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.2 %, Sulfur 2.4 %.

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Olive Fruit Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Jojoba) Seed Oil, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed, Camphor, Capryloyl Glycine, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Sodium PCA, Triethyl Citrate, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Myristics Acid.

Which of these shampoos would be suitable for me?

All of these shampoos would be suitable for you as they are all the same.