4 Things To Keep In Mind

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Mosquito Repellents

Every year around this time, our country starts its battle with dengue and malaria and while so much is talked about the prevention, not much is done to stop the breeding of the deadly mosquitoes that cause these diseases every year. So, it is essential that you protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito borne diseases by taking all the necessary precautions. One of the essential aspects of prevention is generous application of mosquito repellents.

Safe application of repellents is important to prevent mosquito bites, get optimal protection and avoid any harmful side effects. Here are some simple and effective tips to use the repellent cream and sprays:

1 . How To Apply

-Apply the repellents to exposed skin, clothing, or both, but not under clothing.

-A thin layer can be applied to the face by dispensing repellent into the palms, rubbing hands together and then applying to the face.

-A mosquito can even bite on coin size unprotected spot.

-Use just enough repellent to adequately cover the exposed part.

2 . Areas To Avoid

-Do not use repellents over cuts, wounds, inflamed or irritated skin

-Do not apply them around mouth, eyes or genitals

-Do not apply repellent to the hands of small children, as it can get rubbed into their eyes

3 . When To Re-Apply

-Remember that heavy application or applying a thick layer will not increase the effectiveness.So, avoid doing that.

-The duration for which the repellent provides protection will vary depending upon the composition of the product, the amount of active ingredient present, air temperature, amount of physical activity and perspiration, water exposure and other factors.

-Re-apply repellents according to label instructions.

4 . When To Rinse Off

-The areas that have been treated with repellent should be washed with soap and water once the repellent is no longer needed.

-Repellent should be washed from the palms after application to prevent contact with the eyes, mouth and genitals.

– Repellent should be rinsed off if it gets i contact with the palms or hands of infants or very young children as it can get rubbed off against their eyes and cause irritation.

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Thank you Mr. Pritam Sharmaji. I have found a very interesting and very efficacious mosquito repellent. It is bit costly compared to Odomus but this is a water soluble oil type giving result for more than 8 hours (whereas Odomus quickly gets over in couple of hours.) This is not stainful and has pleasant smell. The name of this repellent is 'MASKITAA' and is marketed by Rosswin Healthcare. Not sure if it is available in all retail market since this is mostly made for armed forces personnel such as BSF, CRPF, Army, etc. Therefore I am quoting from the bottle address of company: Rosswin Healthcare, Ahmedabad 380009. e-mail: rosswin@gmail.com. Manufactured by HCR Formulations (P) Ltd., A-38, Maha Gujarat Estate, Moriya, Tal Sanand, Dist. Ahmedabad. more  
The best and most eco-friendly mosquito-repellent is Neem (Margosa) Oil + camphor. Natural camphor (from tree) is better than the synthetic variety (made from turpentine oil) and both are available in the market. The mixture of neem oil + camphor can be safely used in electric mosquito repellent machines by using the empty plastic bottles. But camphor is otherwise inflammable so keep away from direct fire / children. more  
Is there Dengue Mosquitoes bite during Day time? more  
Agreed sir,Prevention is better. more  
cotton mosquito net to be used and to be carry while traveling as better way. more  
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