Causes Over One Million Deaths Every Year, Expert Shares 5 Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Suara.com – The rainy season is the peak breeding season for mosquitoes. While most mosquito bites are harmless, some can cause serious complications.

This is because these small insects can transmit various serious diseases, such as malaria, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), chikungunya, and the Zika virus.

Reported The Health Site, The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than one million people die each year from mosquito bites, with malaria being one of the leading causes.

On the other hand, mosquito bites are also very itchy and uncomfortable.

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Consultant at Jaypee Hospital India’s Department of Internal Medicine, Shovana Weshnavi, shares 5 tips to avoid mosquito bites:

Illustration of mosquito metamorphosis (pexels)

1. Covering puddles

Stagnant water due to rain or other things can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Making the environment less inviting to mosquitoes will keep you from being bitten.

2. Wear light colored clothes

Wearing light-colored clothing is the best way to avoid mosquito bites. Because, mosquitoes really like dark colored clothes, such as black.

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3. Wear clothes that cover the whole body

Mosquitoes will bite exposed areas of skin. Therefore, it’s a good idea to wear long-sleeved clothes to ward off mosquito bites.

4. Keep air circulation

Mosquitoes are not strong fliers. Therefore, keep the air circulation to repel mosquitoes, or you can also use a fan.

5. Use mosquito repellent

Nowadays, there are many products available to prevent mosquito bites, such as anti-mosquito lotion or spray.

You can also use a mosquito net while sleeping so you don’t get bitten while sleeping at night.


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