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Deet and asthma

I react very badly to insect bites so I have to put on Deet if I go outside in our garden. Whilst it is obvious that the smell could make anyone cough, I am wondering how much it contributes to my lung problem in the summer and am wondering if anyone knows if Deet can set off an asthma attack ?


Small airways disease and several other conditions: diabetes, osteoporosis and genetic heart defect. On lots of different medications. Qvar 100 for lungs.


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