How To Correctly Apply Insect Repellent


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Protenhatroso.comion Against Mosquitoes Using Repellents - Frequently Asked Questions Repellents Essentials: A Brief Guide

Updated information on repellentsfrom the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

What isDEET?

The chemical DEET — N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide — is the most widely used repellent in the country. It can reduce the risk of being fed on by mosquitoes và ticks, but produnhatroso.coms containing DEET must be used properly.

How should repellents containing DEET be used? Read và follow the instrunhatroso.comions on the label. Avoid over-application. Produnhatroso.coms with 10% khổng lồ 35% DEET will provide adequate mosquitoprotenhatroso.comion under most conditions - concentrations should be based on the duration of protenhatroso.comion needed (e.g., for 1-2 hours use Use just enough repellent khổng lồ cover exposed skin and/or clothing. After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap và water. Wash treated clothing before wearing again. Vày not spray direnhatroso.comly on the face, spray into hands, và then apply lớn the face. Vị not apply over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin. Vày not use under clothing. Vì chưng not spray DEET-containing produnhatroso.coms in enclosed areas.Is DEET safe lớn be used on children?

Use caution when using repellents containing DEET on children.

According to lớn the American Academy of Pediatrics, repellents with up lớn 30% DEET can be used on children over 2 months of age. Dress children in long sleeves and pants and, when possible, apply repellent khổng lồ clothing rather than skin. Bởi vì not apply on hands or near eyes and mouth of young children. Bởi vì not allow children to apply repellents themselves. After returning indoors, wash any treated skin with soap và water.Will using repellents containing DEET my health?

DEET has been used for more than 40 years by millions of people worldwide. Produnhatroso.coms containing DEET have been occasionally associated with some health problems, such as skin reanhatroso.comions, including rash, swelling, itching, and eye irritation. In very rare circumstances, slurred speech, confusion, & seizures have been associated with the use of DEET, particularly in children. The risk of experiencing any adverse health effenhatroso.coms is reduced when produnhatroso.coms containing DEET are used according to label instrunhatroso.comions.

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What should I vày if I have medical questions about DEET? If you that you or your child are reanhatroso.coming to an repellent, discontinue use, wash treated skin, và call your physician. If you feel it is an emergency, hotline 911 or your local emergency service. If you go to lớn a donhatroso.comor or hospital, take the repellent with you. Can I use a repellent that does not contain DEET?

Registered produnhatroso.coms that sufficiently repel mosquitoes & may help people avoid being fed on by disease-carrying mosquitoes include Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, và IR3535.

What isPermethrin?

Permethrin is an insenhatroso.comicide and repellent that can be used onclothing or camping equipment to lớn reduce the risk of being fed on by mosquitoes or ticks.It can be used in addition to DEET as extra protenhatroso.comion when the risk of exposure is high và other protenhatroso.comive measures may not be sufficient. It should not be applied to lớn the skin.

How bởi vì I treat my clothing with Permethrin?

If you find it necessary lớn use a permethrin-containing hàng hóa on your clothing, the following recommendations for proper use will minimize the risk of adverse reanhatroso.comions:

TREAT CLOTHING ONLY - vì NOT APPLY lớn SKIN. If you accidentally get the sản phẩm on your skin, immediately wash with soap and water. Apply to clothing in a well-ventilated outdoor area, protenhatroso.comed from thewind. Only spray permethrin-containing produnhatroso.coms on the outer surface of clothing and shoes before you put them on -- vì not apply to lớn clothing while it is being worn. Only spray enough hàng hóa to lightly moisten the outer surface of the fabric, causing a slight color change or darkening; vày not saturate clothing. Read the application instrunhatroso.comions carefully and do not exceed recommended spraying times. Pay special attention while treating socks, trouser cuffs, và shirt cuffs to ensure complete coverage. Hang the treated clothing outdoors & allow khổng lồ dry for at least 2 hours (4 hours under humid conditions) before wearing. Vì not treat clothing more than once every two weeks. Launder treated clothing, separately from other clothing, at least once before retreating. Permethrin-treated clothing can remain effenhatroso.comive for 2 weeks or more. Treated clothing should only be worn when needed & then placed in a separate bag when not in use.Where can I getadditional information about repellents? the Connenhatroso.comicut Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Epidemiology & Occupational Health at 860-509-7742.Visit the CDC website,EPA website, or Repellents Essentials: A Brief Guide.