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How is benzyl benzoate and sulfur used to treat scabies?

Benzyl benzoate and sulfur in petrolatum is a type of prescription cream that is effective in treating scabies infections. Scabies is a contagious skin disease that can be spread through direct contact with others already infected with scabies, and through contact with their bedding or clothing. Scabies is caused by very small mites that burrow into the skin, resulting in an itchy rash or allergic reaction.

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