The Use Of Anti-mosquito Drugs That Are Safe In Pregnant Women?

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Dear doctor, r nI’ve read that pregnant women should not use mosquito repellent, spray or burn. R nWhat if using baby telon oil that has anti-mosquito content, is it permissible? R nThank you doctor

1 Answer:

Hi Ayu,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Not only is mosquito bite annoying because it causes itchy, reddish, and bumped skin, but it also risks causing transmission of various types of diseases, for example dengue fever, chikungunya, and so on. To prevent mosquito bites, various steps can be taken, including by using anti-mosquito repellent.


Of the many anti-mosquito repellent available, such as mosquito coils, spray, or topical, which is considered safest to use, especially for pregnant women is topical mosquito repellent, or often referred to as repellent. Generally, repellent is made from the active ingredient DEET, picaridin, IR3535, para-menthane-diol, Citronella, or other ingredients. As long as its use is reasonable, repelen are generally safe for pregnant women.


Many experts recommend pregnant women to use repellent containing Citronella as an effort to prevent mosquito bites, because it is considered safer than other ingredients. Citronella is also commonly used as an additional ingredient in baby mosquito repellent oil. Products specifically designed for babies are usually formulated so that the minimal risk of causing allergies or irritation to the skin. Therefore, it doesn't matter if you want to use baby mosquito repellent oil to prevent mosquito bites. It's just, you need to know, that the protective effect that is usually produced with the use of this oil is not long, which is only around 3 to 5 hours. Therefore, you need to use it every 3 to 5 hours to get optimal protection from mosquitoes.


In addition to using repellent or anti-mosquito oil, the following steps should also be taken to avoid dangerous mosquito bites:

Always keep your neighborhood clean
Drain like a water reservoir, and sprinkle larvaside powder
Do not let clothes hang or stagnate water
Bury the bottles that are prone to become mosquito breeding grounds
Plant mosquito repellent around the house
Use mosquito nets in house vents
Use mosquito nets on the sides of the bed
Use closed clothes

That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult with your doctor or obstetrician, right?


I hope this helps.

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