Dengue Virus Prevention Tips this Rainy Season

The number of cases of Dengue Virus was  recently declared as a national emergency. In the news,  there has been an increase in the number of fatalities not just in the Metro but all over the country. This makes my mom brain go into overdrive. I can’t help but become a paranoid mom since I have 3 young kids and 1 niece who are in danger of being affected by the virus.
If my kids wear short sleeved shirt, I make sure that they wear pyjamas but apply mosquito repellent lotion to prevent  mosquito bites. 

As Moms, we need to be 100% sure that we do everything in our power to ensure that our children are protected and safe from the harmful bites of Dengue mosquitoes. You see, nowadays, mosquitoes tend to hatch and stay in clean water, stagnant water, and dark corners of our home. One bite could be fatal so we need to outsmart these tiny bugs.

To help you jumpstart your anti-Dengue drive at home, I have listed a few tips that I hope will somehow lessen your worries and ensure protection for you and your families.

Mosquito patch or stickers may not guarantee 100% full coverage but it is useful as a deterrent. These patches contain ingredients that make your scent unattractive to mosquitoes. I myself make sure that Choi my eldest has one when he goes to school and the two younger ones each have one even if they’re at home.

Patches or stickers are available at leading drugstores and groceries nationwide. 

Same with patches, bracelets help emit unattractive scents to ward off mosquitoes

Mosquito repellent bracelets are available at leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide

Mosquito bracelets also contain chemicals that help emit scents that mosquitoes may find undesirable. It doesn’t guarantee 100% coverage but it can be enough to have your kids wear them during school hours or play time. 

Tip #3 

This probably is one of the most guaranteed effective way to protect your kids from mosquito attacks. Applying mosquito repellent lotion all over their exposed skin areas will ensure that they won’t be prone to insect bites. The effect usually lasts around 5-8 hours so you have to keep note of the time of application for follow up.

There are so many brands to choose from in the market. Depending  on your price  consideration and percentage of ingredients.

Tip #4 

Always wear light-colored long-sleeved shirts and pyjamas so little areas of the skin are exposed especially for young children. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark corners and dark colored clothing. So better be safe than sorry. 

When you do let them wear clothes that expose rheir skin, make sure to apply insect-repellent products such as lotions, bracelets, or patches to ensure they are protected.

In our city, Makati, there is a continuous effort to prevent Dengue virus from spreading. So clean-up drives, seminars, information campaigns, and other activities that help spread awareness about the dangers of Dengue happen all year-round. 

As a parent and concerned citizen, we must always participate in the efforts of the Department of Health, your local government to eradicate one of the major causes of death nowadays. 

Always be vigilant Moms, we may not be able to look after our kids 100% of the time, but there are ways we can keep them safe and protected. #NoToDengueVirus 💪🏻

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