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Mosquito Repellent That Protects and Moisturises the Skin

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Protect your child from mosquito bites while keeping their skin safe from dryness and irritations. Choose a mosquito repellent that protects and moisturises your child’s skin.

As a parent, you fear about your child’s health and safety when you hear about dangerous mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), in 2019, there were 15,998 cases reported, nearly five times the number of dengue cases for 2018. While these numbers will surely make any parent worry, it will be best to focus your attention on ways to prevent your child from acquiring the disease.

One of the preventive measures for mosquito-borne diseases is repelling mosquitoes. Nowadays, there are many options when it comes to mosquito repellent for children. You can choose from lotions, sprays, creams or impregnated materials. You can also choose an insect repellent based on its ingredients. There are products that contain DEET, while others contain Picardin, Eucalyptus, and Citronella.

Most effective insect repellent

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While there are several insect repellent options to choose from, you surely want to get the most effective product that will give more value for your money. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insect repellents that contain DEET (chemical name N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) offer the best protection against mosquito bites. The theory behind the use of DEET as an ingredient in insect repellent is that this chemical can interrupt the receptors in the mosquito’s antennae, making it difficult for the insect to locate humans.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insect repellents that contain DEET (chemical name N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) offer the best protection against mosquito bites

Despite the effectiveness of DEET, some parents choose DEET-free insect repellents because of their safety concerns. While others think that DEET isn’t safe for children, a study conducted by experts from Canadian Institutes for Health Research suggests otherwise. The study states that DEET-based insect repellents are relatively safe when used as recommended, and the assumption that young children are more prone than adults to the neurotoxic effects of DEET is not supported by evidence. Likewise, the study suggests that an insect repellent containing 10% DEET will provide a longer period of protection than other repellents, based on a one-time application comparison.

Insect repellent containing 10% DEET will provide a longer period of protection than other natural-based repellents

Based on a laboratory evaluation conducted by Vector Control Research Unit of Universiti Sains Malaysia, a mosquito repellent with 10% DEET showed 66% longer protective efficacy against mosquito landings compared to a citronella spray with 15% concentration.

Mosquito repellent that moisturises the skin

If your child has dry, sensitive skin or is suffering from a skin disorder like eczema, you need to be extra careful in choosing the ingredient of the insect repellent that you will apply on your child.  For example, citronella may not be the best option for your child’s skin condition as the citronella oil may cause skin irritation. An article published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reported cases of dermatitis due to oil of citronella

To be safe, use a repellent that effectively protects the skin from mosquito bites while addressing the specific needs of your child’s skin condition. One product approved by NEA as a general use insect repellent is Ceramoz® Mosquito Repellent Cream. Compared to other mosquito repellents, Ceramoz not only protects your child from mosquitoes but also moisturises your child’s skin. Suitable for all skin types, it contains ceramide-dominant 3:1:1 lipid ratio formulation, which is essential in maintaining the skin barrier function and retaining moisture.

Moreover, as it contains 10% DEET, Ceramoz is an effective mosquito repellent that is safe to be used on babies 2 months onwards and pregnant women. Additionally, this hypoallergenic repellent cream is free of ingredients that are harmful to the skin like paraben, fragrance, and colourants.

Protect your child from dreaded mosquito-borne diseases while keeping his skin safe from dryness and irritations. When choosing an insect repellent, make sure to evaluate its effectiveness and safety by checking the active ingredients and considering your child’s skin condition.

References:
DEET-based insect repellents: safety implications for children and pregnant and lactating women by Gideon Koren, Doreen Matsui, Benoit Bailey of Canadian Institutes for Health Research
https://obgyn.ucsf.edu/sites/obgyn.ucsf.edu/files/Insect%20repellent%20woman%20children_0.pdf 

Fight the Bite for Protection from Malaria Guidelines for DEET Insect Repellent Use by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Department of Health & Human Services – USA
https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/toolkit/deet.pdf

Contact Dermatitis Due to Oil of Citronella – The Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/82139238.pdf

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Soothing gel can help calm the skin.

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Joanne

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It’s soap free and safe for all skin types

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Jane

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It’s a very gentle and baby-safe product.

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It is hypoallergenic and 100% safe for newborn.

My baby is almost 2 months old, for the past weeks, I’ve been overwhelmed by frequent diaper changing and feeding my baby day and night ….
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Ceramoz will make your life better!

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  • Lennix is super sensitive to mosquito bites not only does it swells up to the size of golf balls but when he scratches it he gets a bacterial skin infection which either lands him in hospital for IV antibiotics or heavy doses of oral antibiotics.

    So now whenever he gets bitten we immediately apply antiseptic solution and then put a bandaid on it so he wouldn’t be able to scratch.

    However the area around the bite becomes very dry and scabby possibly due to lack of air because we leave the bandaid on until the bite heals? We have been using @ceradan311sg soothing gel to help calm the skin so scratching is minimised to prevent further damage and it’s been working great! We ❤️ it!

  • Having eczema since I was 2 weeks old at birth, I’ve been on the search for products to keep the eczema under control. One thing I found useful before attending this session is that I “drink” moisturisers by the bottle and only came to know Ceradan since Marc was born. What I didn’t know was Ceradan is great for all ages, all skin types, especially dry, sensitive and eczema ones.

    The texture of the Ceradan Hydra moisturiser is very light yet is able to maintain the hydrated feeling for quite a while. And understanding from Dr Lynn that the key issue with eczema skin is to build up the skin’s barrier to minimise inflammation and infection, using a moisturiser with 3:1:1 ceramide dominant ratio is essential.

  • Honestly though, this 3 are my most used products from @ceradan311sg ? I love using the wash on Shayera & Zayne as it puts my mind at ease knowing that it’s soap free and safe for all skin types. As for the diaper cream, I use it on the kids even when there’s no rash to ensure that they’re protected. I used it on myself the other day when I had a minor rash on my hand and it helped! As for Ceramoz, it’s part mosquito repellent and part moisturiser! It’s the kiddos must have when they go over to my in-laws place which is a landed space, so you know how mosquitos love to party inside.?

  • We were introduced to Ceradan Skin Barrier Repair Cream by Marc’s paediatric when he started to develop a neck rash from all the sweating, milk and drool in between his neck folds. And later, when Marc started on his helmet therapy, the orthopaedic suggested using Ceradan Body Wash to help minimise any possibility of heat rashes and keep his skin moisturised.

    Having used Ceradan products on Marc for quite a while now, we do find that it’s a very gentle and baby-safe product. Upon using the Ceradan Skin Barrier Repair Cream, his neck rash was under control very quickly and it’s been very effective even for myself when I have eczema flare ups. Ceradan Regimen, which consists of Ceradan Skin Barrier Repair Cream and Ceradan Body Wash, is suitable for children as young as newborns and it has demonstrated clinically-proven efficacy in a study conducted by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National Skin Centre in Singapore to prevent 1 in 2 eczema flares in Singapore children.

    Since Marc loves swimming, and the chlorine in the water is very drying for the skin, I highly recommend Ceradan Body Wash to cleanse and maintain his gentle baby skin as hydrated as possible.

  • My baby is almost 2 months old, for the past weeks, I’ve been overwhelmed by frequent diaper changing and feeding my baby day and night. ?‍♀️?? Diaper rash is also every mum’s nightmare so choosing the right diaper cream is so important. Ceradan’s diaper cream is clinically proven and also recommended by KK Children & Women’s Hospital.

    It is hypoallergenic and 100% safe for newborn.

    I’m thankful to be able to try out this diaper cream for my baby with its unique triple protective actions◾Zinc oxide to seal out wetness ◾Octenidine to control yeast overgrowth ◾Contains 3:1:1 ratio of ceramic, cholesterol and free fatty acids to repair skin barrier.

    Thanks for keeping my baby’s skin rash-free!

    Ceradan is available at Watsons, Guardian and Unity stores.

  • Recommended by a pediatric dermatologist, my 4 YO girl has been using the Ceramoz for more than 2 years now. It is truly the best of both worlds, being able to moisturise and protect against mosquito bites at the same time!

    One big problem we had to deal with when my girl started childcare was mosquitoes ?. Doesn’t help when she had eczema and very sensitive skin. One bite on her and the bitten site would swell and become inflamed. Mosquito patches don’t work at all, and kid-friendly insect repellents either don’t work so well, or are too “spicy” – imagine the whines when she accidentally rubs her eyes after applying the repellent. When we were initially introduced to Ceramoz, we were a bit doubtful but later glad to learn that my girl don’t get bitten by mosquitoes that often anymore! (Truth he told, she only gets bitten when she forgets to apply it after her shower in childcare). It has proved its use so much that I use it now even during her non school days, 2+ years and counting!

    If you have a school-going child with eczema conditions, delicate skin, or is simply a mosquito magnet, Ceramoz will make your life better!