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Will insect repellant keep me from ricks that can give me rocky mountain fever?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Insect repellents containing deet (such as off!) do repel ticks.
How well a repellent works depends on the amount of deet on the person's clothing or skin, and on how complete the coverage is (whether or not the person missed some spots). Too much deet can be toxic to babies and small children. Clothing that has Permethrin impregnated into the fabric may also help prevent tick bites.

In brief: Yes
Insect repellents containing deet (such as off!) do repel ticks.
How well a repellent works depends on the amount of deet on the person's clothing or skin, and on how complete the coverage is (whether or not the person missed some spots). Too much deet can be toxic to babies and small children. Clothing that has Permethrin impregnated into the fabric may also help prevent tick bites.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
If you use one that also protects against ticks, it should.

In brief: Maybe
If you use one that also protects against ticks, it should.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
Dr. Gregory Neyman
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