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


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Published At December 4, 2019
Reviewed AtDecember 4, 2019

Patient's Query

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?

Answered by Dr. Preeti Puranik


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

She is 4 months old.

Answered by Dr. Preeti Puranik


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You can use Sinarest AF drops (Chlorpheniramine and Phenylephrine) 0.5 ml twice a day for cold.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Preeti Puranik
Dr. Preeti Puranik


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