In the treatment of scabies I have had, almost invariably, good results with the use of the following formula:

Beta naphthol grs. 30
Precipitated sulphur drs. 2
Balsam of Peru drs. 2
Vaseline, q. s. ad ozs. 2

Mix. Sig. After bathing the skin thoroughly with hot water, this ointment should be rubbed in with considerable friction. It may be applied once or twice each day.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.