Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mini Mouse | 2009-12-14

Q.

Dettol soap

Morning doctor

Is it safe to bath my son of 17 months with Dettol Soap? I bought the one for Sensitive skins. I understand from the advert on tv that it helps to prevent common illnesses.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Please do not use this kind of soap on your toddler's skin. It is unnecessary to do so. If you use any soap at all be sure it is a mild neutral pH soap with no bright colours and no antiseptics or other additives.

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