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AVA Warns Against Using Pet Treatments On Children

16 years ago

10th October, 2006 00h00

Never use animal treatments on people. That is the message from the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) following reports that veterinarians in Victoria have been asked about using pet flea treatments to treat children with head lice. AVA Past President, Dr Matt Makin said that the use of animal treatments on people could be dangerous to their health. “Our concern is that some parents may be trying out products designed for pets on their children in an attempt to eliminate head lice. Animal treatments such as flea treatments are not designed or tested for use on humans, and as such are potentially dangerous,” Dr Makin said. “Parents seeking to treat their children for head lice are advised to seek advice from their doctor or local pharmacy.”

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