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.