hey ladies does anyone out there have any info about this subject? please don't ignore this i'm really worried.
I know that I have used it but without DEET (although it smelled terrible) I'm sure that it'll be ok if you only used it once.
Now I am worried I have used it a couple of times this summer with the Deet!! I didnt know that it was harmful. Does the deet absorb through the skin?
There is a warning label on the back of the spray that will say if pregnant as your doctor, I don't know much about it but I do know that I think the doctors would say something about it during this time of year if it was really terrible. Don't worry too much just ask your doctor. Good Luck...
I have also heard to steer clear from deet during pregnancy but I truly believe small doses of these things are probably OK. Not that much would be absorbed. As long as it isn't continuous exposure you should be fine.
I have wondered the same thing, but I think those skintastic ones, for the whole family might use non-deet... also- years back there were a couple children who died from using bug spray (I am pretty sure I remember this- it was a LONG TIME AGO), and it was the deet- but I think they have re-formulated to use a safer amount of Deet in the ones containing it- plus-- my bosses wife is an infectious disease doctor and she has 4 west nile cases right now... she is very serious about putting spray on her two children (5 & 8)--- she says the spray is less harmful then the west nile... I don't use it a lot (I am 20 weeks) and when I do I try to use the skintastic-- deet is not listed as an active ingredient, I also make sure my DD (2yrs) has it on at all time when outside too... maybe you can try that- but I have used the deet kind from time to time, only a couple times, and I don't think minimal use would be harmful....
avon makes one that is deet free, and if not i have always had good luck using that oily stuff they (avon) make. i can't think of the name of it, but it is supposed to be a moisturizer. they have a yellow one a pink one and a blue one(bottle) darn i wish the name came to mind, but anyways, that stuff works for me and it's cheap, safe and you get moisturized too :)
ohhh, it's Skin So Soft! lol. by Avon. i don't sell it or anything, but most people know someone who does, i think
Yes, your skin absorbs it and goes through you bloodstream or something like that.
I want to thank you ladies for your comments! =)
It is a risk versus benefit situation. If you are in an area with West nile carrying moquitos, use it. There are some other tips to prevent bites such as a new dryer sheet rubbed on the skin, citronella sprays, vicks vapor rub, etc. Skin-So_Soft is another option, I cannot use that stuff, it always makes me break out into hives.
I just wanted to let you ladies know that I am looking at the bottle and I see it the one that I have is a skintastic family and the percentage of DEET 7% I don't know if that helps, I'm not sure if there is a higher percentage or if that's the highest.