Using Frontline flea treatment around kids
Like any medication or treatments precautionary measures have to be taken to ensure no harm comes to children or for that matter adults!
Frontline Flea Treatments have a proven track record but it does not hurt to cover some of the basics here.
What does Frontline contain?
- Fipronil, an insecticide that kills adult fleas by disrupting the nervous system. Usually fleas are dead within a 24 hour period)
- (S)-methoprene, (an insect growth regulator) that will prevent flea eggs from hatching.
The effects of each of these ingredients appear to be safe for both pets and humans and designed to combat the fleas. Fipronil is not as benign. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled it a “possible human carcinogen.” It can cause local irritation to skin and eyes, and is dangerous if swallowed.
Precautions to take using Frontline
- Always read the instruction label or booklet
- Wear disposable gloves when applying to your cat or dog
- Wash your hands after application
- Keep treatments out of reach of children
Precautionary measures using Frontline flea treatments
Like any commercial flea products Frontline is a pesticide and can be harmful if swallowed and may cause irritation if it comes into contact with your skin or eyes. Take action immediately by rinsing or drinking plenty of water then seek medical advice straight way if the product has been swallowed.
Frontline is potentially only dangerous when it is wet. The best advice is to apply to your cat or dog before retiring for the night giving it time to dry.
If possible, confine your pet to a room or at the very least prevent it from getting onto beds for that evening
Can Frontline be used on humans?
This one question has been asked time and time again!
The simple answer is NO! Some have even asked if it can be used to treat head lice on children! Again NO! There are plenty of effective treatments to cure head lice and the such from your kids hair. Besides, fleas do not live on humans they much prefer a warm furry host!