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Can you tell me the best defence against mosquito bites.Thanks?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Mosquito Defense

There are now two different synthetic chemical ingredients used in formulating insect repellents that are roughly equivalent in effectiveness, namely deet and picaridin.
There are also a number of natural products that claim repellency but are generally less effective.

In brief: Mosquito Defense

There are now two different synthetic chemical ingredients used in formulating insect repellents that are roughly equivalent in effectiveness, namely deet and picaridin.
There are also a number of natural products that claim repellency but are generally less effective.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Prevention

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. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterents.

In brief: Prevention

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. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterents.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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