Can frequent cold and cough in a baby attributed to the usage mosquito repellants?

Q. Can excess use of mosquito repellant cause frequent cause and cold in baby?

Answered by
Dr. Preeti Puranik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 04, 2019

Hello doctor,

I was using a plug-in mosquito repellants for my baby for long, and she often gets cough and cold. Is it because of that? What shall I do?



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Mosquito repellent liquids can cause allergic cold, and cough in some kids. I cannot say definitely if that is the cause of cold and cough in your kid. But in this season, many kids are suffering from viral respiratory tract infections. So the cause may be a viral infection or allergic cold due to other reasons like cold weather, dust, rain, etc.

If you have been using the repellent for a long time and she has not suffered from frequent cold, cough then that may not be the cause. Better take her to the doctor so that cause can be identified. If you have any follow up queries please be clear about the age and weight of your child which are not tallying.

Thank you doctor,

She is four months old.



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You can use Sinarest AF drops 0.5 ml twice a day for cold.

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