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A 50-year-old male asked:

Mosquitos repellant ;is 33% liquid deet using a whole 10mg sachet safe to use on adult arms and legs with asthama?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Deet: Is toxic. No greater than 30% lotion should be used and sparingly and less than 10% in children. It should not be applied to your face. If your asthma is triggered by scents, it would be possible to have a reaction. So it sounds like too much. All the best.
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