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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Topical Permethrin 5% cream versus topical benzyl benzoate 25% lotion for scabies: A comparative study
Author(s)
Roohi Sharma, Reeta Gupta and Pavan Malhotra
Abstract
Background: The present study was conducted to compare topical permethrin and benzyl benzoate in the treatment of scabies.
Materials & Methods: 58 patients diagnosed with scabies of both genders were divided into 2 groups of 29 each. Group I patients were prescribed topical Permethrin 5% cream and group II patients were given topical benzyl benzoate 25% lotion. Visual Analogues Scale (VAS) was utilized for its assessment.
Results: Group I had 13 males and 16 females and group II had 14 males and 15 females. At the end of 1 week, there were 25 patients in group I and 16 in group II had lesions. 14 patients in group I and 10 in group II had in 2 weeks and 6 patients in group I and 4 in group II had lesions at 6 weeks. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Better improvement in the lesions of scabies was observed with benzyl benzoate 25% lotion as compared to Permethrin 5% cream.
Pages: 32-34 | Views: 60 | Downloads: 28
How to cite this article:
Roohi Sharma, Reeta Gupta, Pavan Malhotra. Topical Permethrin 5% cream versus topical benzyl benzoate 25% lotion for scabies: A comparative study. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2019;2(2):32-34. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2019.v2.i2a.61
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences