The most effective repellant is said to be DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, diethyltoluamide
), which is the active ingredient in many bug sprays and lotions.
Travellers should utilise personal protection measures such as permethrin-coated bednets and clothes, avoidance of mosquitoes, and use of diethyltoluamide
(DEET)-containing insect repellants.
Tick repellents containing diethyltoluamide
(DEET) and permethrin are also effective, but must be used with caution in children (Clin.
Those more accepting of chemical methods may choose over-the-counter repellents containing diethyltoluamide
(DEET) as a less pungent repellent.
Clinically shown to be as effective as products based on the chemical DEET (diethyltoluamide
), the makers say that their new product is safe for children, pregnant women and those with sensitive skin.
The natural, low odour repellent has been developed using an extract of Chinese Eucalyptus Citriodora plant, known as Menthoglycol, clinically proven to be as active as the usual chemical Diethyltoluamide
(DEET) treatments and, unlike DEET-based treatments, can also be safely used by children and pregnant women.
Gerberding's message focused primarily on prevention: Long-sleeved clothing and use of the repellant diethyltoluamide
(DEET) can help to "fight the bite" of infected mosquitoes.
For starters, physicians should advise patients to protect themselves from mosquitos by wearing protective clothing and diethyltoluamide
(DEET) and to check for standing water in old swimming pools, vases, and tires around their property.
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She was well during the trip, taking mefloquine for malaria prophylaxis, applying diethyltoluamide
, and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants while in the jungle, although she would change to shorts at night while indoors.
The new product contains no Deet (diethyltoluamide
, a chemical pesticide) and is available at retail stores nationwide.
The active ingredient in most insect repellents is diethyltoluamide
(die-EH-thil-tuh-LOO-ah-mide), commonly known as DEET While considered the most effective repellent, DEET may cause irritation or rashes on sensitive skin.