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Doctor insights on: Natural Mosquito Repellent

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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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Which insect repellent works best?

Which insect repellent works best?

DEET & Picardin: Effective insect control. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation and 20% picardin are proven effective.Of course, if you are in an area with malria you will need to add medication to prevent malaria too. You can make your clothes insect repellent too by washing in permthrin. Other unproven insect repellents are not recommended. ...Read more

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Are there any natural insect repellents?

Are there any natural insect repellents?

None that work: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Possibly...: This answer can best be found on the labels of the 'insect repellants'; read them to find out. I do not believe there is a repellant for leshmaniasis though. ...Read more

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Are there any natural insect repellants?

Are there any natural insect repellants?

Yes, sort of.: There are many websites devoted to this. Common natural repellants are lemon eucalyptus oil, citronella, thyme, fennel, clove oil, b-1 vitamins and others. I personally find that deet, common to most commerical repellants, works better, but some people have concerns about this chemical. ...Read more

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Natural ways to prevent west nile virus from mosquitoes?

Mosquito control: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to prevent mosquitoes in our kiddie pool?

Natural remedies to prevent mosquitoes in our kiddie pool?

Empty Daily: Mosquitoes like to breed in water, your pool included. Empty your pool daily to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs there. In addtion, this will prevent accidental drowning in the event a child 'escapes' the house and wanders out towards the pool whithout the parents' knowledge. ...Read more

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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. Depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal silver internally as well. ...Read more

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Will mosquito repellent creams cause harm to skin?

Will mosquito repellent creams cause harm to skin?

Only if allergic: Insect repellents such as 20% picardin or 30% deet are well tolerated by most people, including babies. A few will develop an allergic rash. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or other natural edible remedies that repel ticks and/or mosquitos?

Are there any foods or other natural edible remedies that repel ticks and/or mosquitos?

Sulfur powder: Sulfur powder dusted on the ankles is effective for repelling ticks and chiggers while walking in grass. Dryer sheets (like bounce) worn under the clothes can repel mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If the bites are serious i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion for penis insect bite?

Calamine lotion for penis insect bite?

Sure: The best thing I have found for insect bites is slice of onion on the bite...Now this may not be ok if the bite is near the meatus or pee hole. In general tho the onion neutralizes the itch and swelling ...Read more

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What repels bed bugs?

What repels bed bugs?

Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed at 122 f (50 c). In some cases, you may have to throw out heavily infested items such as mattresses or couches. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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When do malaria mosquitoes bite humans?

When do malaria mosquitoes bite humans?

Easy: When they are hungry, which is all the time. If you are in an area where malaria is endemic, take the appropriate prophylaxis, where repellent and sleep under repellent impregnated mesh. ...Read more

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