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Are there any natural insect repellents?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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