Most effective tips to prevent mosquito bites
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Most effective tips to prevent mosquito bites

Summer season is here, and so are mosquitoes. In India, almost 40 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases annually. A mosquito bite is the root cause of diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc. These diseases can be fatal if not treated well at time. Thus, prevention from mosquito bites becomes necessary to remain fit and healthy. Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Cover up, Repel, Clean up

Most mosquito bite incidents can be handled by following these three things. You should wear long, loose-fitting, light-coloured clothes covering your entire body. Use mosquito repellent as per the instructions given on the packets. Clean up your surroundings, and don’t allow water to get collected anywhere. This will help reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites.

  • Use mosquito nets

This is one of the oldest and safest ways to prevent mosquito bites. This is one of the most effective ways for people allergic to chemicals in mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites at night. You can use these while sleeping or even when sitting outdoors.

  • Try to stay cool

Studies have revealed that mosquitoes are attracted to the chemicals present in human sweat. Try to clean your sweat and remain dry to save yourself from mosquito bites whenever possible.

  • Stay Indoors

Avoid going out during dawn and dusk. Mosquitoes are generally most active during these hours. Limiting your outdoor activity during these hours can reduce the chances of getting mosquito bites.

  • Use fans

Mosquitos struggle to fly in windy situations. You can use a fan at high speed indoors and outdoors to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

  • Avoid using scented products

Try not to use any fruity or flowery scent, as mosquitoes are also attracted to these smells.

In most cases, mosquito bites are not harmful, but in some instances, they can be fatal. In both cases, it can be annoying and itchy. You can use these tips to reduce your exposure to mosquito bites and stay healthy.

When to book an appointment

If you feel the need for medical attention because of itching or you have symptoms of mosquito-borne disease, consult our Doctors at Sarvodaya Hospital or book an appointment online by visiting the website or call: 1800 313 1414

Dr. Vineeta Singh Tandon | Internal Medicine | Sarvodaya Hospital

Dr. Vineeta Singh Tandon
Senior Consultant & Head (Unit IV) - Internal Medicine

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