Five Mistakes should Be Avoided Using Mosquito Repellent
Mosquito bites are one of the summer′s biggest worries. After being bitten, it is not only itchy but also a number of diseases, such as encephalitis, West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Mosquito repellent is one of the best ways to deal with mosquitoes, but it can be unhealthy if used improperly. The Huffington Post recently noted that the use of mosquito repellent should avoid 5 mistakes.
1?Don′t read labels carefully.
Dr. Bobby priest, director of the clinical parasitology laboratory at the Mayo clinic, said that before using the repellent, you should read the instructions and see the ingredients, the validity, the usage, and the precautions. The U.S. centers for disease control and prevention recommends the use of repellents, including the active ingredient carried, in addition to the use of diet. The repellents of the clathrin ingredients can be used directly on the clothing but not the skin; Some mosquito repellent should be sprayed again after sweating or bathing.
2?Apply the dew before applying the sunscreen.
The CDC recommends that sunscreen and mosquito repellent be used separately, and that sunscreen should be applied first and mosquito repellent, such as mosquito repellent, which will affect the effect of mosquito repellent. American mosquito control association, an entomologist at Joseph, said Dr. Conlon use insect repellent is the most common mistake is "incomplete", in addition to the eyes and other sensitive areas should steer clear of insect repellent, with other exposed parts should be carefully, any omissions will give mosquitoes lay their hands on opportunities.
3?Fear of debt.
The use of diet and the prevention of mosquito bites should be both low and low. Although diet may cause side effects such as the burning of the lips, nausea, headaches, and rash, there is a greater risk of diseases such as Lyme disease and west Nile virus. The United States in the New England journal of medicine published the Mayo clinic experts Dr. Brent Bauer completed a new study found that using insect repellent containing DEET is one of the most effective measures to prevent a variety of dangerous diseases. Dr. Conlon says diet is effective in preventing flies, fleas, lice, and mosquitoes. If there is doubt about the product of diet, choose the products containing the repellent.
4?Spray on nylon clothing.
Dr. Bauer said diet was the most damaging to nylon and polyester materials, such as clothing, sleeping bags, or tents, and could not be sprayed on them.
5?Improper use of time.
Understanding the behavior of mosquitoes can help more effectively use mosquito repellent, Dr. Priet said. At dawn, dusk and night mosquitoes are the most active, weedy, deciduous, and forested areas where mosquitoes are most likely to use repellents.
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