fbpx

Blog

Top 5 Tips to Break the Dengue Transmission

Article-12_Top-5-Tips-to-Break-the-Dengue-Transmission-banner

As the monsoon season begins, brace yourself for the peak period of Dengue transmission. With the rainy season creating more breeding sites for mosquitoes, a higher risk of acquiring Dengue is a health concern that you need to face in the months to come.

Slowing down or putting an end to the Dengue transmission cycle is not just about protecting healthy individuals from catching the virus. Even those who are already infected by and those suspected to have the Dengue virus need protection against mosquito bites. When bitten by an uninfected mosquito, infected persons can also transmit the Dengue virus to the mosquito. Consequently, the infected mosquito will transmit the virus to human hosts, continuing the Dengue transmission cycle.

Your best protection against this mosquito-borne disease is prevention. Breaking this continuous Dengue cycle will only be possible through a community effort of controlling the mosquito vectors and interrupting the human–vector contact. Here are some control measures that you can practice at home to help break the Dengue transmission chain:

1. Wear clothes that will protect your skin from mosquito bites

During the Dengue peak season, long clothing should be your fashion trend. It’s time to bring out those turtlenecks, long-sleeved tops, and pants. The goal is to minimize skin exposure to lessen your chance of having mosquito bites.

2. Use insecticides

As most people are staying at home during the Circuit Breaker, the risk of disease transmission is higher within housing estates, especially in Dengue clusters and areas where there is a high population of the Aedes mosquito. Aside from keeping your house clean, you can get rid of adult mosquitoes in the environment by spraying insecticide in dark areas of your home like under the couch or bed, in toilets, and behind the curtains.

3. Do the mozzie wipeout regularly

According to the World Health Organization, transmission control activities should target Aedes aegypti mosquitos in both its immature (egg, larva, and pupa) and adult stages in the household and immediate vicinities. Thus, it is important to destroy the mosquito breeding grounds by getting rid of stagnant water around you.

To help keep your home free of the Aedes mosquito and its breeding site, you can practice the routine developed by the National Environment Agency (NEA).  In just 10 minutes, you can accomplish the Mozzie Wipe-out in five easy steps:

icon-turn-pail
Turn the pail
icon-vase
Tip the vase
icon-flower-plate
Flip the the flower pot plates.
icon-loosen-soil
Loosen the hardened soil.
icon-roof-gutter
Clear the roof gutter and put BTI insecticide.

4. Use air conditioning or protective screens

Since mosquitoes thrive in a warm and humid environment, turn that air conditioner on to deter the pesky insects. If air conditioning is not available, make sure to put home fixtures like door and window screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.  Sleeping inside a mosquito net will also help.

5. Apply mosquito repellent indoor, especially in dengue cluster areas

Even as you stay indoors, NEA recommends the daily application of mosquito repellent on your skin or clothes. Mosquitoes may breed even in your own home, especially if you live in a dengue cluster.  Likewise, NEA recommends that even people who are suspected of having Dengue or those already infected with the Dengue virus should apply mosquito repellent regularly.

Choose a mosquito repellent with ingredients that are most effective in terms of repelling mosquitoes.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, repellents with DEET (chemical name N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) offer the best protection against mosquito bites.

One product approved by NEA as a general use insect repellent is Ceramoz® Mosquito Repellent Cream.  Ceramoz is uniquely formulated with DEET, which is scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes up to 66% longer than citronella repellent.  Ceramoz is safe to be used daily since it contains ceramide-dominant 3:1:1 lipid ratio formulation, which is essential in moisturizing the skin and maintaining the skin barrier function.  This hypoallergenic mosquito repellent is also safe for babies 2 months onwards and pregnant women as it contains only 10% DEET and is free of paraben, fragrance, and colourants.

Even as you remain in the safety of your home, remember to practice the simple measures that will help eradicate mosquito breeding sites and stop human-mosquito contact.  Protect yourself and your loved ones by breaking the Dengue transmission chain.

Testimonies

Soothing gel can help calm the skin.

Lennix is super sensitive to mosquito bites not only does it swells up to the size of golf balls but when he scratches it ….
Read More

Joanne

Singapore

Ceradan Hydra moisturiser is able to maintain the hydrated.

Having eczema since I was 2 weeks old at birth, I’ve been on the search for products to keep the eczema under control ….
Read More

Cheryl

Singapore

It’s soap free and safe for all skin types

Honestly though, this 3 are my most used products from @ceradan311sg ? I love using the wash on Shayera & Zayne as ….
Read More

Jane

Singapore

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

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 ….
Read More

Cheryl

Singapore

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 ….
Read More

Adeline

Singapore

Ceramoz will make your life better!

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 ….
Read More

Alfred

Singapore
  • 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!