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Doctor insights on: Citronella Spray

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Which is best natural mosquito repellant spray?

Picardin: Lemon tree oil of eucalyptus is a good repellant, and it is safe. The active ingredient is picardin ...Read more

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Is it ok to use bug spray with deet on young children, and if so should the amount used differ from adult to child?

Is it ok to use bug spray with deet on young children, and if so should the amount used differ from adult to child?

Deet 10-30%: Both the cdc and american academy of pediatrics support the safe use of deet 30% and below for children over 2 months of age. Parents should not let children apply it themselves and it should only be applied to exposed skin and not hands that may go into little ones mouths. Repeated studies have shown safety. Avoid oil of lemon eucalyptus for those under 3 years of age --it is not safe. ...Read more

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What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more

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I sprayed bug killer spray while my babies r sleeping r they goin 2 be okay?

I sprayed bug killer spray while my babies r sleeping r they goin 2 be okay?

Please not again: Conventional pesticides -- including deet-based insect repellents -- can be neurotoxic (poisonous to the brain) and carcinogenic (cancer-producing). Babies, whose brains are still developing, are especially vulnerable. One application of toxic bug spray won't have hurt them. But, in the future, please consider oil of lemon eucalyptus or citronella oil, which are much less toxic alternatives. ...Read more

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What are risks from spraying for southern bugs?

The northern ones : May not die?!?! this is a medical site. Please, www a bug site! seriously. ...Read more

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What does it mean for the world if we cure mosquito-borne diseases through spraying?

What does it mean for the world if we cure mosquito-borne diseases through spraying?

A better world: Mosquitos are one of the most dangerous killers on our planet as the transmit several diseases... Malaria alone kills more than 1 million people per year worldwide. Manipulating the physiology of the mosquito, or the environment or both, is being studied right now. ...Read more

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Are spray tans safe?

Are spray tans safe?

Way better than sun!: If you don't inhale, spray tans are much safer than ultraviolet radiation, including from tanning beds. There is no "safe" uv radiation. Uv-a is not as dna-damaging as uv-b, but both cause skin cancer, wrinkles, and discolorations. Use spray tans and the highest spf your skin tolerates; you can be the bronze beauty and still be safe and with nice skin. Good spray tans look great, not orange! ...Read more

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How can I deal with cs spray when i'm exposed?

How can I deal with cs spray when i'm exposed?

CS Spray??: (2-chlorobenzylidene malonitrile) Are you a prison guard or a police officer? Best thing I can say is to get into a ventilated area & rinse face off with water. I worked in a maximum security prison for a while I elected not to be in the direct area when spray was used. ...Read more