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Alternatives to Deet #147376
01/05/03 05:20 PM
01/05/03 05:20 PM
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Northport, Michigan
nameste Offline OP
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I'm wondering, since I'm very allergic to a lot of pharmaceutically produced products, that when I'm in Belize that there's a natural product that can be used. I took a product called Cactus Juice to Costa Rica. Any suggestions - oh, I also took garlic pills and Brewer's Yeast as a repellant.

I hope this isn't too weird

Re: Alternatives to Deet #147377
01/05/03 07:58 PM
01/05/03 07:58 PM
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Do a search on this site...I think we did a whole deal on natural mosquito repellent.

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Re: Alternatives to Deet #147378
01/09/03 07:25 PM
01/09/03 07:25 PM
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Thank you, I'll look!

Re: Alternatives to Deet #147379
01/10/03 12:21 AM
01/10/03 12:21 AM
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I take odorless garlic(1250) all year round and two weeks before I go, I double up the dosage(2500) and while I am there also. I may have gotten one or two bites, while everyone else was getting bit. It made me a believer in garlic. Also the bites that I did have,did not itch, but only for a minute and were gone in about a day. Maybe it was just me, but... I wont go without to try and find out.

Re: Alternatives to Deet #147380
01/10/03 04:41 AM
01/10/03 04:41 AM
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Some believe that a multi-B vitamin is a bit of a repellent. I don't know if it works or not, all I do know is that I take a multi-B and use a little 95% DEET around my ankles and I rarely have any bites.

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Re: Alternatives to Deet #147381
01/10/03 12:32 PM
01/10/03 12:32 PM
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Some times there, some times h...
Our 23 y/o son has been bitten to a turn in SP three times straight. One time so bad that we were arranging for him to return to the states mid-vacation. This time we had him take double doses of the B vitamin complex for two weeks prior to going. He just (December) spent the best part of a week in SP and only had two bites. In fact the pharmacies in SP have B in syringe injectable form that is used by some of the locals whom have reactions to insect bites.

Re: Alternatives to Deet #147382
01/18/03 08:44 PM
01/18/03 08:44 PM
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Sorry I took too long to reply but thank you because I'm going to do exactly that since my first week in Belize is at San Ignacio and I don't want to be miserable when I arrive at AC.

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