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What’s the best way to keep ticks away from the baby?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Avoidance

The best protection is to wear appropriate clothing when outside in potentially tick infested areas.
This includes long sleeve shirts and pants with pants covering socks. Daily, tick checks on your child will identify the tick before it can exchange its body fluids. Deet on the clothing will also be helpful.

In brief: Avoidance

The best protection is to wear appropriate clothing when outside in potentially tick infested areas.
This includes long sleeve shirts and pants with pants covering socks. Daily, tick checks on your child will identify the tick before it can exchange its body fluids. Deet on the clothing will also be helpful.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics

In brief: Netting on stroller

And put deet on the netting.

In brief: Netting on stroller

And put deet on the netting.
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Dr. Stephen Hefler
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Dr. Zeda Amaya
Pediatrics

In brief: contact prevention

Keeping in mind the old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, " avoid areas known to be tick infested: grassy, wooded, leafy vegetation areas.
Protect house pets with tick collars and tick medicine as per the pet's veterinarian's advice. When avoidance isn't possible, bathe & carefully check the baby asap (esp. In body folds and hair) and check clothing (heat clothes in dryer).

In brief: contact prevention

Keeping in mind the old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, " avoid areas known to be tick infested: grassy, wooded, leafy vegetation areas.
Protect house pets with tick collars and tick medicine as per the pet's veterinarian's advice. When avoidance isn't possible, bathe & carefully check the baby asap (esp. In body folds and hair) and check clothing (heat clothes in dryer).
Dr. Zeda Amaya
Dr. Zeda Amaya
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Some bug repellents

Since ticks stay attached on the skin to feed, a baby bath followed by a full-body inspection can be done after an outing, to be sure no ticks are attached.
Mosquito netting can be used to cover strollers (netting should be secured so not to get tangled with the baby). Some insect repellents are safe to use in small amounts, with older babies.

In brief: Some bug repellents

Since ticks stay attached on the skin to feed, a baby bath followed by a full-body inspection can be done after an outing, to be sure no ticks are attached.
Mosquito netting can be used to cover strollers (netting should be secured so not to get tangled with the baby). Some insect repellents are safe to use in small amounts, with older babies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Cover skin

Make sure you keep all their skin well covered.
Tuck their shirts in, tuck pants into socks- this limits the spots the ticks can crawl into. Also, after being outdoors fully undress your child and check all creases for any evidence of ticks.

In brief: Cover skin

Make sure you keep all their skin well covered.
Tuck their shirts in, tuck pants into socks- this limits the spots the ticks can crawl into. Also, after being outdoors fully undress your child and check all creases for any evidence of ticks.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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