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What are the repercussions of ingestion of liquid mosquito repellent?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 in Accident and Emergency
Question: I think my daughter has drunk the goodknight liquid, But I am not sure she drunk,when my wife saw this she was pouring the liquid to her body, the liquid was little bit on her lips. If she drunk what is the symptoms..? how we can find out..?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nausea and vomiting can occur

Detailed Answer:
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GoodKnight or other mosquito repellants contain allethrin or prallethrin which are neurotoxic. There is no specific antidote and the management is symptomatic. Nausea and vomiting are likely to be present if she has ingested it. Be on the lookout for any untoward presentation and if such a thing happens visit the ER at the earliest.

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