Avoid biting insects and painful, itchy bites by using insect repellant when outdoors. Repellant with DEET is safe to use in kids who are older than 2 months, and the higher the percent of DEET, the longer it lasts. Choose products with up to 30% DEET and be sure to spray them on clothes/skin in an open area to avoid inhaling the fumes. Avoid combination sunscreen-insect repellant products as they make sunscreen less effective.
July 21, 2015