Is Benzyl Benzoate any good?

Is Benzyl Benzoate any good?

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Apopka, FL

#1 Mar 11, 2012
Hi, I was wondering if anybody could help me decide on this, I have a friend who's from England and he got me Benzyl Benzoate 10%, but it did not really work for me, now his brother treated scabies once with Benzyl Benzoate 25%, I believe this should be the right strength/doses etc...

I found this website

and this persons said he's selling all of it, because he got tons of this medicine from England too.
Have you had any good results with Benzyl 25%?

Denver, CO

#2 Mar 11, 2012
i used a product called sardex, it's 29% bb. I used it head to toe or a month and it kept them from biting but didn't cure.........


#3 Mar 11, 2012
same as Fred, it stopped the biting for a while but didn't get rid of them.

Round Rock, TX

#4 Mar 12, 2012
for a month? do you mean you used it everyday?

Miami, FL

#5 Mar 16, 2012
The trick apparently is to apply benzyl benzoate at 12.5% twice per day and leave it on all day for 28 days:

Ivermectin versus benzyl benzoate applied once or twice to treat human scabies in Dakar, Senegal: a randomized controlled trial

Don't know if Sardex is very effective, nor do I know what it is mixed with. Perhaps you can provide your doctor with this study and ask them if they can get a topical for you.


#6 Mar 17, 2012
Researcher: I will back that up.
I've been using benzyl benzoate 25% for the last two months and ivermectin and my problem has reduced greatly.

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