Quick Answer: Can We Apply Dettol Directly On Skin?

Can Dettol kill cats?

Dettol’s harmful ingredient is phenol chloroxylenol, which is dangerous for all animals but especially cats, because felines are unable to eliminate toxins following ingestion..

Can Dettol cause allergy?

“Whilst our Allergy Friendly and Seal of Approval products are very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction, Allergy UK advises that you always wear protective gloves when using cleaning products so as to avoid direct contact with your skin, particularly if your skin is extremely sensitive.”

What happens if you use undiluted Dettol?

Undiluted on your skin as severe irritation may occur. If accidentally swallowed, wash out mouth and drink plenty of water or milk. Seek medical advice immediately.

Can Dettol be used on skin?

Use Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid to kill germs on the skin, help protect against infection from cuts, scratches and insect bites and it can also be used as a household disinfectant on surfaces or in laundry. Always use as directed.

Can you wash yourself with Dettol?

The answer is yes. “Using a Disinfectant Liquid as part of your daily hygiene routine is important” says Dr Louw, pathologist at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). … Dettol Disinfectant Liquid has added Aloe Vera, which is gentle on skin* and kills 100 illness causing germs when diluted in bath water **.

What are the side effects of Dettol?

After ingestion, Dettol liquid (4.8% chloroxylenol, pine oil, isopropyl, alcohol), a common household disinfectant, can cause central nervous system depression and corrosion of the oral mucosa, larynx and the gastrointestinal tract.

Is Dettol harmful to the Virgina?

Never use antiseptics (such as Dettol or Savlon) in the bath water and/or to wash the genital area. Avoid feminine hygiene products eg wipes.

Can I use Dettol on pimples?

For spots and pimples: bathe the affected area daily with one tablespoonful of Dettol diluted in half a pint of warm water (not for eczematous conditions). Not applicable. For external use only. If swallowed, wash out mouth and drink plenty of water or milk.

How much do you dilute Dettol?

Surface Disinfection: for household grade disinfection, prepare a 1:20 dilution using 20 mL of Dettol Liquid to 400 mL of water. Wipe down hard surfaces around the home. No need to rinse. Discard diluted solutions after use.

Can we apply Dettol directly on wound?

It contains benzalkonium chloride which is an antiseptic that kills germs and helps prevent infection of minor wounds. The gentle, cleansing formulation can be sprayed directly onto the wound making for a convenient, no-touch application.

Can Dettol kill fungal infections?

This is because of its broad spectrum of antimicrobial action. It is effective against gram positive/negative bacteria, fungi, yeast, mildew and even the frightening “super-bug” MRSA. It is able to kill 98% of microbes in just 15 seconds as shown in agar patch studies.