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Effectiveness of benzyl benzoate treatment on clinical symptoms and Demodex density over time in patients with rosacea and demodicosis: a real life retrospective follow-up study comparing low- and high-dose regimens.

J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 May 19;:1-28

Authors: Forton FMN, De Maertelaer V

Abstract
Background: Patients with rosacea and demodicosis have high facial skin Demodex densities (Dds), which decrease with benzyl benzoate (BB) treatment.Objectives: To evaluate the impact of topical BB (+crotamiton) treatment on Dds and clinical symptoms during prolonged follow-up and to compare low (12% once daily) and high (12% twice daily or 20-24% once daily) BB dose regimens.Methods: This retrospective study included 344 patients (103 rosacea, 241 demodicosis) observed for 7.1 ± 0.5 months. Dds were measured on two consecutive standardized skin surface biopsies and symptoms evaluated using investigator global assessment. Compliance was considered good if patients correctly followed treatment instructions.Results: At final follow-up, in the 248 patients with good compliance, Demodex density had normalized in 217 (88%) and symptoms cleared in 204 (82%). The high dose was associated with better compliance and faster results than the low-dose. The higher the initial Dd, the longer it took to normalize. In the 96 poorly compliant patients, treatment was less effective and slower.Conclusion: These findings indirectly support a key role of the mite in rosacea and suggest that topical treatment with BB (+crotamiton), especially the higher dose, may be a useful alternative treatment for rosacea as well as for demodicosis.

PMID: 32427504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Crotamiton for Demodectic Rosacea

According to Wikipedia, benzyl benzoate "is not available for medical use in the United States." It is available in the UK, Australia, China and other countries.  

Treatment of Rosacea and Demodicosis With Benzyl Benzoate: Effects of Different Doses on Demodex Density and Clinical Symptoms

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