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Is Dettol not suitable for kids below the age of 10?

We used dettol to wipe the furniture, after a few minutes, a 5-year-old child started to feel itchy and eye redness, after a few hours, the redess started to spread on his body. 1. Is he allergy on Dettol? 2. We commonly know Dettol is mild and useful on wound, but is it not apply to everyone and every situation?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
Its but certain that the child certainly reacted to something, an allergen off course. But attributing this reaction to Dettol is a possibility, but not actually conclusive. Wiping furniture means mobilizing but, and they child instead be reacting to other dust particles or some other allergen that was released during the wiping process. Dettol could be allergic to some people for people s make ups are actually different. Proving the child reacts to Dettol deserves an allergenic challenge test, which done under very special test by an allergist or allergologist.
I suggest you book an appointment with an allergist for a proper evaluation. Thanks and best regards.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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