PREGNANT & LACTATING
Protection against mosquito and other insect bites is important, becoming essential during pregnancy; mostly due to the risk of diseases transmitted by these invertebrates (e.g., Dengue, Zika Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, etc.).
That said, given the absence of direct application to the skin and the low toxicity/absorption of the active substance, the Anti-Insect Spray for Textiles is the ideal protection solution for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If you have any doubts about which product to use, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.
Below, we list some general recommendations so that the threat of mosquito bites can be reduced during pregnancy.
Use repellents that are suitable for pregnant women, it is essential to pay attention to the package insert and the way to use the product so that its use is recommended;
The application of the product should be on clothing, avoiding contact with sensitive areas, such as the mouth, eyes or nose;
Use should also include other textiles such as curtains, carpets, mosquito nets, prams and other home textiles;
After application, you must wash your hands and the treated clothes must be taken separately;
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it is important to regularly change water in animal bowls, lower backyards, etc.;
Dark colors tend to attract mosquitoes, so opt for light tones that cover a large portion of the body (sleeves and long pants). Also, clothing should not be tight, as it can prevent mosquito bites on top of clothing;
Use soft-smelling perfumes, as floral or sweet scents tend to attract mosquitoes. If the aroma is essential, you can prioritize lavender, cloves, mint, lemongrass, thyme or rosemary.