How to Use Benzyl Benzoate

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How to Use Benzyl Benzoate
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Benzyl Benzoate is primarily used topically as a treatment for lice and scabies infections. When used correctly and under the care of a licensed physician, Benzyl Benzoate can eliminate lice and scabies infections completely. Benzyl Benzoate works by damaging the nervous systems of these infectious pests and can be obtained over-the-counter without a prescription.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Benzyl Benzoate lotion
  • Shower
  • Towel
  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Mirror

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Instructions

    Benzyl Benzoate for Lice Treatment

  1. 1

    Consult a physician to ensure that you do not have any pre-existing allergies, medical problems, or drug interactions that may interfere with the effectiveness of the Benzyl Benzoate lotion.

  2. 2

    Shampoo and dry hair completely to remove any existing oils, impurities, hair products, or ointments that may be present.

  3. 3

    Apply Benzyl Benzoate to hair as directed by product label instructions. The hair and scalp should be completely wet.

  4. 4

    Leave the Benzyl Benzoate lotion on the affected area(s) of the hair for at least 24 hours.

  5. 5

    Wash affected area(s) with shampoo, rinse with warm water, and towel-dry completely.

  6. 6

    Use a fine-tooth comb and a mirror to remove any eggs from hair that may persist. Assistance may be needed for hard-to-reach areas of the head in order to remove the lice completely.

    Benzyl Benzoate for Scabies Treatment

  1. 1

    Consult a physician to ensure that you do not have any pre-existing allergies, medical problems, or drug interactions that may interfere with the effectiveness of the Benzyl Benzoate lotion.

  2. 2

    Clean all infected areas of the skin and towel dry completely.

  3. 3

    Apply and leave the Benzyl Benzoate lotion on the affected area(s) for at least 24 hours.

  4. 4

    Wash and towel dry affected area(s) thoroughly to remove Benzyl Benzoate.

Tips and warnings

  • Depending on the severity of the lice/scabies infection, several treatments may be required to be completely effective.
  • Be sure to follow the dosage guidelines closely as indicated by the product label, unless otherwise directed by a licensed physician. Benzyl Benzoate should not be ingested. If ingested, seek immediate help from a poison control centre or physician.

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