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Babes in the Woods

I'm bringing my one-year-old camping. What meds and ointments should I pack?

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Question:

I am doing some primitive camping with my one-year-old. What meds and ointments should I have in my pack? Are permethrin and deet OK for her now?

Submitted by – Brian, Chinle, AZ

Answer:

I suggest you pack some acetaminophen appropriate for her age in liquid form—for pain and fever. Also bring some hydrocortisone cream (1%) for skin irritations and some antibiotic ointment for little abrasions and small cuts and burns. I also like vitamin A&D Ointment for diaper rash and chafed skin. Permethrin is great for her. Use deet sparingly and only in concentrations of about 30% or less, and keep it out of her eyes and mouth.