OK TRIP, KO BITES
Insects are vectors of several diseases.
Mosquitoes: Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaya, Zika, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis.
Ticks: Viral encephalitis, Lyme borreliosis.
Other insects: Tsutsugamushi fever (mites), Plague (fleas), Sleeping sickness (tsetse fly).
WHO recommends that you treat your clothing (socks, trousers, shirts, hats, ...) and textiles (tents, curtains, mosquito nets, prams, ...) with textile application products containing Permethrin. These provide lasting protection and allow to complement the action of skin repellents.
Thus, the use of suitable products can protect you from diseases transmitted by insect bites.
Always read the label and instructions for these products;
Reapply the product according to the instructions specified on the label;
If you are also using sunscreen, apply the sunscreen first and then the repellent;
If you have babies, protect the pram or crib with a mosquito net and check additional protection using textile insecticides on the mosquito net, curtains or prams, for example;
In children, repellents should always be applied by adults;
Do not apply repellent directly to face or irritated skin.
If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional.