If there is one wish that each one of us wants to fulfill, it would be to remain illness-free and in the process remain hale & hearty. However, no matter how many precautions we take, sometimes we catch a cold, get a viral or bacterial infection, get infected by an air-borne or insect-borne disease. As per a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the illness spread by mosquitoes, ticks, etc. nearly tripled since 2004. Most of this has been attributed to the increase in the global trade and global travel, where some citizens/tourists infected by insect-borne diseases accidentally travel thereby spreading the illness. Hence, it is highly recommended to keep the surroundings clean and mosquito/insect free, and use mosquito repellent machine to keep your loved ones away from the deadly mosquitoes that spread these diseases.
As adults are more informed & responsible about symptoms that can cause such, they just need to take precautionary measures. It is always about kids and infants that most of us are worried since parents cannot keep an eye on their kids all the time and they also cannot make them sit indoors for the entire time duration. The mosquito menace is more on the rise in the rainy season, since there is an increase in the amount of standing water which is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. When indoors, you can use mosquito repellent to keep your home clean and ‘ideally’ free from mosquitoes and take right measures when kids are heading outside the house. You can always use home-made remedies like applying baking soda, garlic, etc. on mosquito bitten area (especially for babies and kids), but it is always better to ‘be safe than sorry’
It is very difficult to figure out a mosquito bite since initially there is no reaction but over a subsequent period of time, the body’s immune system might develop antibodies and the mosquito bitten area might become inflamed and itchy after a couple of hours. Mosquito bites can turn dangerous for the body, in case the effect prolongs for a longer duration. In case it is a normal viral infection, consuming prescribed medicines could get your body and immune system on track. However, over a past couple of years, there has been an increase in the number of cases for Zika Virus, West Nile Virus (Dengue Fever) and Chikungunya. The symptoms for Zika Virus include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, etc. Though the symptoms could last for a few weeks, following the right precautions can help you fight the virus and get back to normal life at the earliest. As far as Dengue is concerned, there are no clear symptoms but it is mostly characterized by high fever, headaches, joint pain, and rash. Dengue Fever could prove deadly & fatal resulting in hemorrhagic fever, internal bleeding, etc. Patients suffering from Chikungunya develop joint and muscle pain, rash, headache, nausea, and fatigue and symptoms can last a few days or be prolonged to weeks and months.
Goodknight, the highest selling kid-safe mosquito control brand in India has a line-up of products, especially in the mosquito repellent category to keep your family including your kids and babies safe. Customers can opt for electric mosquito repellents and liquid vaporizer machines since they not only help in keeping your house free of mosquitoes but also come with an interesting package where refills for the same are available online, as well as in medical shops & retail outlets.
How do you keep your family safe from the mosquito menace, do leave your tips in the comments section…