Is DEET safe for children?
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Reported evidence suggests that DEET use is safe for children older than 2 months, with only very rare incidence of major adverse effects (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C). Typically, a topical concentration between 10% and 30% should be used (SOR: C). Increasing DEET concentration does not improve protection, but does increase the duration of action (SOR: A).
Journal of Family Practice, 54(5) 2005: 468-469.