Children and testosterone don't mix
July 23, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have experience with toddlers and keeping them away from testosterone gel? I’m trying not to be a crazy-mom but we are visiting a relative soon who will be new to using the gel and we will all be new at the protocols.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (6 answers total)
(Anon because this involves the health info of someone who is not me.) A male relative of ours was just (as in the last few days) diagnosed with low testosterone and prescribed Androgel. I’m not worried about him. I know low testosterone is very common and he’ll be fine. My concern is with my toddler. The warnings (Abbott
) listed are serious with regard to children. We will be visiting this relative in a couple weeks when he is still new at taking this medication and I am a little freaked out. Normally, I am pretty relaxed about medicine warnings but this is my kid. (Shoot, I’m even a little concerned about my exposure as a person who may become pregnant.) I understand that he needs to wash his hands and make sure to wear clothes over the area where the gel is applied and if she for some reason needs to contact his skin then the area should be washed and make sure that my kid doesn’t touch his discarded clothes or linens. Is there anything I’ve not thought about? Any experience with this (or other topical meds) and children?