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Is insect repellant a good way to prevent being bitten by ticks that can cause Lyme disease?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Insect repellents are always a good idea to help prevent insect bites including ticks.

In brief: Yes

Insect repellents are always a good idea to help prevent insect bites including ticks.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

It is only effective if the insect repellant states it is effective against insect responsible for tick bites.

In brief: Maybe

It is only effective if the insect repellant states it is effective against insect responsible for tick bites.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May work

Insect repellent may work to ward off some insects.
However ticks are little different. They can reach your body thru different means. You may have them latched on your cloths, pets, birds . Best thing to do is avoid by going into high grass area, leaves, and area you know is visited by deer racoons etc. Check your body after outdoor activities, if you need to use repellent, spray it on cloths.

In brief: May work

Insect repellent may work to ward off some insects.
However ticks are little different. They can reach your body thru different means. You may have them latched on your cloths, pets, birds . Best thing to do is avoid by going into high grass area, leaves, and area you know is visited by deer racoons etc. Check your body after outdoor activities, if you need to use repellent, spray it on cloths.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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