Bug Spray

Hey guys! I want to talk to you a little bit about bug spray. We do live in the South where there are lots of bugs, mosquitoes, and ticks. Whenever you select a product, you want to get a deet-containing product. Apply that only to babies 2 months and up.

Whenever you do apply it, you need to help those little ones apply it so they don’t get it in their eyes or get it on their face. You’ll need to apply it outside, so that you don’t inhale too much of it. Also, you’ll only need to apply it to the outer part of your skin, and then on the outer part of your clothing. Don’t apply it under your clothing, because that will irritate the skin.

Just remember to stay away from those places that contain a lot of garbage, a lot of moist areas like creeks and lakes that attract bugs. You also want to refrain from wearing flowery clothing, because that can actually attract bugs as well. Refrain from wearing hairsprays, products that are really flowery smelling like perfume, and even sometimes deodorants can cause that to be worse.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office.

Bug spray with DEET should only be applied once a day and is not recommended for babies less than 6 months.

Wash well with soap and water after use.

Do not apply bug spray to anyone under the age of 6 months. Do not spray directly on your baby; spray your hands and wipe it on their skin.

**one exception: you can try aloe vera gel on a younger baby. Bugs don’t like aloe vera and will likely leave you baby alone.

Call our office if you have additional concerns.