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What are the repercussions of the accidental ingestion of Odomos mosquito repellent?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi, my baby son who is one year and a month old might have swallowed a bit of Odomos mosquito repellant gel with moisturizer. Its content is N,N-Diethyl Benzamide 12% W/W Gel base Q.S . Is it harmful? Many thanks
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take him to the ER for observation.

Detailed Answer:
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Odomos or other mosquito repellants contain substances that are neurotoxic. Hence you child should be taken to the ER and kept in observation. Possibly nothing other than nausea and vomiting would occur. But you should not take chances.

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