In addition to the discomfort, itching, sensitivity and skin irritation that insect bites can cause, mosquitoes are the main carriers of infectious diseases. This is no longer just a problem in tropical countries – mosquitoes are spreading and becoming an increasing problem in society.
In Portugal, there has been a significant increase in new species of disease-carrying mosquitoes. This is an increasingly discussed topic among professionals mainly due to climate change and the consequent rise in temperatures.
5 tips to protect and prevent insect bites in children
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Learn about and avoid infectious diseases transmitted by insects. Consult your doctor, pharmacist or Institute of Health and Tropical Medicine 6-8 weeks prior to travel. Use Jungle Formula to provide maximum protection under any circumstances.
wear appropriate clothes
Wear loose-fitting clothing to cover most of your body. Long sleeves, pants, socks and shoes. Use light colors because mosquitoes are attracted to darker shades.
Use an effective insect repellent
Use a quality product that contains 50% DEET. Apply day and night, indoors or out, and all over exposed skin. Jungle Formula Spray Kids, which contains 9.5% DEET in its composition, guarantees protection up to 6 hours after application. Designed for children from 2 to 12 years old, it can be used in different situations: on the beach, in parks, in terraces . Or traveling or even at home, if necessary. Always apply after sunscreen, not the other way around.
Use all possible protection
Use an insecticide-treated mosquito net when sleeping in unprotected homes or outdoors. Mosquito nets should be in good condition and placed under the mattress.
Avoid strong odors
Mosquitoes are attracted to body odors, perfumes, and lotions. Avoid heavy sweating and don’t use strong perfumes, soaps, or strong-smelling personal care products.
Source: Forest Formula
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