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Health Tip: Insect Repellent Precautions

(HealthDay News) -- Insect repellents can help prevent bug bites. But it's important to take precautions when using them, says the City of New York.

Precautions include:

  • Follow the manufacturer's directions.

  • Apply a light coat to exposed skin.

  • Do not apply repellent to skin that is under clothing.

  • Do not apply repellent to cuts or wounds.

  • Do not apply directly to your face.

  • Do not apply near food or drink.

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