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How to protect my newborn from mosquito bites?

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Published At November 22, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a newborn baby girl at home. What mosquito repellent can I use for her? Can I use camphor at home? Will placing camphor pieces at the corners of the home harm the inhalation of the baby?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please do not use camphor or any such agent on the baby. It can cause a nauseating sensation to the child since the child is very small. You can keep the child in a mosquito net in order to prevent the child from getting bitten by the mosquitos.

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

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Pediatrics

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