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Preventing Kids from mosquito
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Preventing Kids from mosquito


Preventing Kids from mosquito

Mosquito are tiny but dangerous. Even a small mosquito bite can transmit dangerous germs and virus that causes dengue, malaria. That's why bite prevention is so important.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests below prevention:

*        Apply insect repellent to cover your child's skin.

*        Use insect repellent with DEET concentration of no higher than 30%.

*        Do not use combination of sunscreen and DEET product because you will need to reapply the product again and again frequently, which could be harmful.

*        Don't use insect repellents with DEET on babies under 2 months of age.

*        When applying DEET repellants on older infants, don't use the product on cuts or around eyes or mouth. Apply lightly around the ears.

*        In summer heat, dress your child in long pants and sleeves so that they should be covered. Also cover babies a mosquito net.

*        Keep your child away from areas where mosquitoes gather, such as near standing water, rotten vegetables etc.

*        Fix any holes in window screens.

*        Do not let your child play outdoor when mosquitoes are most active i.e. at dawn, dusk and early evening.