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How to Get Advantix Off the Skin

By Amy S. Jorgensen | Updated September 26, 2017

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Items you will need

  • Dish detergent

  • Soft washcloth

Generally safe to use on dogs who are more than 7 weeks old, Advantix can cause skin irritations, such as burning or tingling sensations, in animals or humans when the medication comes in contact with their skin. Removing the chemicals from the skin quickly helps reduce further discomfort and negative reactions.

Removing Advantix from a Dog's Skin


Apply gentle dish detergent to your dog's skin. Use a soft washcloth and water to wash your dog's skin gently and thoroughly. Don't scrub the skin, which can worsen the irritation.


Contact your vet to determine whether further action is needed.


Call Bayer's emergency hotline to report your dog's negative reaction to the product. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-800-422-9874.


Check the dog's skin to make sure the irritation, redness or itchiness caused by the product is gone before applying a different flea and tick preventative.

Removing Advantix from Human Skin


Remove anything that may have come in contact with Advantix, including clothing, rubber gloves or jewelry. Throw away disposable items, such as gloves. Clean other items, such as clothing or jewelry, as soon as possible to remove the chemicals and to prevent further skin contact.


Wash any areas of skin that had contact with Advantix with water for at least 15 minutes.


Contact your doctor or a poison control center if redness, tingling or burning occur on the skin. You can contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222.

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Amy Jorgensen has ghostwritten more than 100 articles and books on raising and training animals. She is also an amateur dog trainer. She has also written more than 200 blog posts, articles, and ebooks on wedding and party planning on behalf of professionals in the field.