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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2003 Apr;33(1):47-53.

Eucalyptus globulus (camphor oil) against the zoonotic scabies, Sarcoptes scabiei.

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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt.


In Egypt, Scarcoptes scabiei is the most prevalence mites of medical importance infesting man. This is true in overcrowded and poorly hygienic areas. Many effective acaridical regimens are available, but being compounds used as insecticides. With the success of camphor oil in treated human demodicidosis, it was applied for treating human scabies. Camphor oil with or without glycerol dilutions gave complete cure, with concentrations (100%, 75% and 50%) within five to ten days.

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