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Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent: MedlinePlus

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Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent

Read the instructions carefully
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By Diana Kohnle
Monday, August 20, 2012 HealthDay Logo
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(HealthDay News) -- Insect repellent can help protect kids against the bites of disease-carrying pests, but parents should make sure it's applied properly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
  • Always read the product label and follow all instructions.
  • Don't apply products containing permethrin directly to the skin.
  • If using a spray repellent, do so in the open air to limit breathing in chemicals. Spray only enough repellent to cover the needed areas.
  • Thoroughly wash the child's skin with soap and water to remove repellent when you and your child are back inside. Wash affected clothing before it's worn again.


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