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Are mosquito repellent lotions safe for infants?

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Tue, 3 Nov 2015 in Child Health
Question: hi doc,
my baby is 10 month old. on day to day basis she is having lot of sweat n mosquito bites. we have following queries. can you please answer to them ?

1. is mosquito replent or mosquito replent lotion good for the baby?

2. as we stay in XXXXXXX the temperature here is 33 to 35 degree. is it alright to give her a bath at early afternoon with warm or hot water?

please let us know
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You can use any branded repellant

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for asking on this platform

I can understand your concern.
To avoid mosquito bite it is always better to use mosquito repellant liquidator with mosquito net.
Lotion should be avoided in infant as some of them may be allergic.
Any branded mosquito repellant(good night/all out) contains pyrethrum a chemical which is considered to be safe (unless taken orally)and effective.
Keep mosquito repellant or other things which can be toxic off limits of the child.

There is no harm in giving bath to the baby with normal or lukewarm water.

Please let me know if you have any more query.
Wishing for your baby's good health.

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