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A 56-year-old male asked:

Is continuous (once or twice daily) use of deet free insect repellent on kids under 8 years age harmless or there are any side effects from long term use?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Without knowing the contents of the repellant you plan to use it is difficult to comment on how safe they are. Some contain flower fragrances that attract bees & others may contain chemicals that are dangerous to some. The more specific data you provide when you post a question the more likely we are to provide a reasoned response.
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