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The Most Common Problems with Repellents

DEET and other ingredients (alcohol, for example) found in many repellent formulations will sting the eyes. Click here to learn proper application. Skin rashes have been reported very rarely and are thought to be related more to other ingredients than they are to DEET. Washing with cold water takes care of both. Follow-up studies show there is no relationship between the DEET concentration in a product or an individual’s age and the incidence of skin rash.

For more facts on DEET, you can visit www.deetonline.org.