Burning & stinging

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Boots Repel Extra Strength
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KyleeChase's review of Boots Repel Extra Strength

“Burning and stinging”


written by KyleeChase on 28/07/2021

Tired of being bitten by insects in bed, I used this spray carefully - in a vented area and in a different room to where I sleep. Just a light spray on my arms, legs and torso. Careful not to get any near my face or on my hands. I washed my hands afterwards.

Went to bed and slept for an hour. I woke and rubbed my eye. Suddenly a maddening burning sensation around the skin of my eyes. It took several washes to rid myself of the pain and I felt a tender pain for over 24 hrs.

Mere accidental transference from my body to hands as I slept, was enough to make this product dangerous if I touched my face.

So if you're using this product, you run a risk if you accidentally touch any part of your skin that has been sprayed. I wonder how many of us can avoid scratching an itch or touching an arm throughout the day - and you can forget trying to sleep with this spray on.

I called Boots HQ the following morning. Initially I was told there wasn't even a mechanism for talking to someone about this potentially dangerous situation. (But hey, I could get a refund...) Took another hr of effort to eventually get through to someone who took my details with a promise someone would get back to me quickly because of the health worries with this product.

Well that was nearly 5 days ago. Seems Boots just doesn't care. I'll have to take this up elsewhere and bring them to task.

If you don't want to experience unexpected problems, avoid avoid avoid - and buy a more reputable brand of repellent.

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