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My 1.5 year old baby poured dettol antiseptic over his body. Please help.


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Published At July 20, 2014
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 1 year five month old baby poured Dettol antiseptic over his body. We washed it only after four hours. Later, we found a brown and burnt skin area around the genital organ. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Babu Lal Meena


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Dettol antiseptic does not cause any burn injury to the skin. It may be that your baby had this skin problem prior to this incident.

Babies frequently have these kinds of rashes.

Follow these steps:

  • Apply coconut oil on the affected areas.
  • Do not use diapers.

It will be cured in a week's time.

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

Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Medical Gastroenterology

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