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Can Usage Of Undiluted Dettol Cause Cancer?

Hi, my daugher is 3 years old. I generally apply undiluted dettol anticeptic liquid on her scraches with hand. It means i pour some dettol on hand and directly apply to skin. Today i washed her both toes with dettol. The amount i applied was quiete more since i took liquid in hand and then apply directy twice. Now i am concern will this harm her.. does dettol causes cancer?
Wed, 5 Sep 2018
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Hi,

This may not cause cancer however washing skin directly with Dettol is not a good practice as this may causes skin problems.
We personally advise people to wash with clean water and soap. And not to use Dettol for long times.

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Can Usage Of Undiluted Dettol Cause Cancer?

Hi, This may not cause cancer however washing skin directly with Dettol is not a good practice as this may causes skin problems. We personally advise people to wash with clean water and soap. And not to use Dettol for long times. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.