Actions that have been shown to prevent mosquito bites
Use of insect repellent with DEET (N,N diethylmetatoluamide)
on your clothes and skin. The repellent is available in varying strengths up to
100%. In young children, use a preparation containing less than 24% strength,
because the chemical can be absorbed through the skin.
Use of bed nets (mosquito netting) sprayed with or soaked in an
insecticide such as permethrin or deltamethrin.
treated with an insecticide such as permethrin.
Other things you can do that may help include the
If you've been living with allergies, you probably know the obvious stuff by
now -- don't take in stray cats, don't hang around in dusty attics, don't
inhale deeply in smoking lounges. But that might not be enough. There could be
hidden allergy triggers and irritants all around you that you don't know
"Hidden allergens and irritants are a huge problem for people with
allergies," says Hugh H. Windom, MD, an associate clinical professor of
immunology at the University of South Florida...