Dettol

What is Dettol?

Dettol is the trade name for a line of hygiene products. When diluted, Dettol may be used to clean cuts, wounds, etc. and to disinfect environmental surfaces such household floors and the walls of slaughter houses etc.

Questions and answers on "Dettol"

Greetings,I just used dettol on my face using a wet face cloth then poured a maybe 20 ml of dettol.i have a terrible stinging sensation and flashed it off immediately.im worried of a future consequences.pls help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dettol

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I understand that you have washed your face with dettol. Usually dettol is well tolerated and it does not cause any problems in terms of long term skin lesions.

Here are my suggestions

1. Wash your face throughly with water
2. Apply...

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Wat if someone take 5 ml of dettol Nd den vomitts
Nd nw she's feeling some irritation in her throat
Is everything fine

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Should not cause serious problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.

5ml dettol will not cause any serious problem. It can however cause irritation and burning sensation in throat and stomach.

I would suggest her to take sucralfate syrup and lots...

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Hello I recently had an infected toe from a cut - I visited a nurse yesterday who drained and soaked it, and gave me antibiotics just in case. She told me to soak it today. Can I use a weakly diluted antiseptic like Dettol for this? Matt

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Hi Doctor,

I am suffering from vaginal infection from past few days. It deals to lot of itiching, white discharge and bad odor.

I have using Lactocyd and Flucos DT 50mg twice a week. But it is not helping much.

Please advice.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Precautions advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
I understand your problem as it is very on in this weather. Take a note of following points -
- avoid itching on the affected area which can increase the problem further
- wear a cotton based...

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Today i washed my underwasher with dettol laundry cleanser, then i dried it in my room, and my retired room has smell of dettol. Today i eat my dinner in my room while i dried my clothes. Would be the odour harmful? or would it attached dettol to my food?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If this is one time thing, then nothing to worry about, air the room out

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. There have been numerous reports of such...

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Hi ,
Couple of days ago I had mild irritation in my testicles used undiluted dettol to clean the surface. It stung quite a bit and later my scrotal skin started peeling off. I cleaned it thoroughly but now my skin has become red and very sensitive (itchy). Can you please advice me on what should i do cure it?Also please tell me if there will be any complications because of this stupid mistake on my erectile function.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Steroid cream along with antihistaminic, won't affect erectile function

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
You might have developed an irritant contact dermatitis to dettol.
If I were your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply clobetasol propionate...

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Hi doctor,

My baby had dettol hand wash almost 5 ml.what should i do ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take the child to the ER

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Ingestion of Dettol liquid (4.8% chloroxylenol, pine oil, isopropyl, alcohol), can cause central nervous system depression and...

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a dog which stays in my XXXXXXX out of patting jumped on my hand. Immediately washed with soap and rubbed with raw dettol. No mark is visible but rubbing by dettol gives a little burning sensation. the dog lives in our compound and can be watched. Do I need to take ARV?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Very low risk exposure.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM.

From the fact you have posted here,it seems that dog did not bite or scratch even and that why there is no visible mark seen even.

Little burning sensations during washing with soap and Dettol could be because of...

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Hello,
I burnt a small patch of skin on my face treating a pimple with dettol, what should I apply on it? Is aloe vera ok?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Antibiotic cream like fucidic acid

Detailed Answer:
Hello, thanks for writing to healthcare magic.I can understand your concern.

In my opinion, it can be irritant dermatitis due to dettol.

Applying aloe Vera will cause more irritation.

You can apply antibiotic cream like fucidic...

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Yesterday i was itiching my penis.It was severe like there were a little swollens.So i cut the hair on the balls with an old trimmer.While trimming i got a little cut.So i applied dettol to it because i got a cut by an old trimmer..so to clean i used dettol on penis..It burnt severely.But is it okay that i got a cut with a old trimmer which i always use and then apllied dettol.. Am i safe or there is anything i should be aware of.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
There is nothing to be worried about it

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

You have sustained cut injury to your penis with old trimmer while shaving and You have cleaned the wound with anti septic lotion Dettol.

There is nothing to be worried about it as you have cleaned...

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Hi Doctor want to ask about anal fissure I have had anal fissure surgery 25 days ago, and told doctors to soak in salt water for 15 minutes, now it is 25 days, but I felt a little blain in the anus , few doctors advised to soak the permanganas calicus, and i already soak with permanganas calicus for 5 days. if it is true that I do?, can I soak with liquid Dettol ?

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I was diagnosed as having celulitis on left leg. However now I am beig told it was reaction to betadine/savlon/dettol used at various stages when i was being treated in the hospital.Can reaction to such normal cleaning agents cause reactions like cellulitis?

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two days ago, while i am taking bath, accidentally some undiluted dettol spilt over my penis. Today afternoon, I found my foreskin and the skin beneath the penis very dry and scaly. It appears that as though it was burnt ... Is it due to the dettol action or is it due to some other infection ?

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I have some skin problem in my pennis, the problem is when I do back of my pennis, it's pain and every tow or three days there is white things are in pennis, when I washed with dettol warm water, after that it is normal and it has been continuing from last two months, please advise me, what I do

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I want to ask one thing that when i have sex , then my penis looks 1-2 cm bigger as compared to masturbation . can you explain the reason for increase in length?

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