Insect bites are not only unpleasant, they can be quite dangerous, when the injection site gets infected or a virus reaches the bloodstream. That's why it is very important to advise the patients about effective possibilities for protection.
To a certain extent, clothes will protect you from insects but there will always be some parts of the body that are uncovered. Only repellents can ensure total protection.
It is necessary though to cream your entire body evenly with a sufficient amount of the repellent – preferably combined with the appropriate clothing. The most effective repellents contain active substances such as Icaridin and Diethyltoluamid. Both rate as suitable for the tropics.
Natural insect repellents are not as effective even though many customers may prefer these. When consulting customers, PTA should also consider the user’s age and enquire about any allergies.
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