A 29-year-old female asked:
At what age can insect repellant with deet safely be used on children?
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplananswered
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Chemicals on skin: Although the info'mercials say it is safe over 2 months of age (See: http://kidshealth.org/parent/question/general/repellent.html) I'd use extreme caution for infants as their skin is quite permeable. Remember Thalidomide; irradiating thymus glands for croup; and that live fluoroscope in the shoe store?!?
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