Benzyl benzoate is a treatment for lice and scabies infestations. The medicine gets absorbed by the vermin and mites and destroys them by acting on their nervous system. You can buy it without a prescription. In choosing to use a medicine, the risks of taking medication need to be weighed against the good it will do. For Benzyl Benzoate, consider the following:
Before using any medicine, be sure to brief your doctor if you have experienced an allergic reaction to the medicine or other medicines. When it comes to non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
As much as there is no specific information regarding benzyl benzoate in children with use in other different age groups, the medicine will not cause different side effects or problems in children than in adults.
Most current medicines have not been studied in older people. Therefore, there is no research available that shows whether they work similarly to younger adults or lead to various side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing benzyl benzoate in the elderly with younger age groups. However, older people usually have dry skin, worsening the condition.
Usage of Benzyl Benzoate
It comes with patient directions that should be read before use. Make sure you use the medicine direct. Please do not go beyond the dosage or use it more times than recommended. Doing so may increase absorption on the skin and possible side effects.
Keep the medicine far from the nose, eyes, and other mucous membranes since it irritates. Rinse them thoroughly with water if you get some accidentally on your eye. Benzyl benzoate should not be used on open wounds, such as cuts or sores on the skin or scalp. The side effects and absorption amount will be more if used above.
Sexual partners and members sharing a household will need to be treated because infestations spread to persons who are in close contact. If the people have not been tested or checked for infestation, talk to your doctor.
When treating lice, you need to shampoo your hair if it has any lotion, cream, ointment, or oil-based product. Rinse, then dry your hair and scalp before applying benzyl benzoate. Apply for enough medicine till the hair, scalp, and skin are moist. Let the medicine sit on the affected areas for 24 hours. Wash the affected areas with warm water soap and shampoo. Use a fine-tooth comb to remove remaining nit or nit shells from the hair; if your hair is fine, use fingernails or tweezers to pick out the nits.
To treat scabies, you will first have to wash off any oil, cream, ointment, lotion, rinse, and dry the skin. Apply enough medicine covering the skin surface from the neck to the soles of your feet. Let the medicine sit on the skin for 24 hours, wash it off with warm water and soap, and dry the skin. After touching benzyl benzoate, please wash your hands to remove any trace of the medicine on them. Repeat treatment if the infestation is severe.