How is benzyl benzoate used in scabies treatment?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Benzyl benzoate,an ester of benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol, is neurotoxic to mites and has been used. It is not available in the United States [9] and is not FDA approved as a scabicide, although it is used in Europe. [57]


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