During trips and travels, tropical mosquitoes are most dangerous, as they are carriers of malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis and other diseases.
Mosquitoes and mosquitoes, homemade repellents, prevention and care for mosquito bites in the field.
In order to maximally protect yourself from danger, if you have to stop for the night in places where mosquitoes or mosquitoes are crowded, you need to be guided by the following rules.
a little camphor. In the forest you can make an ointment for mosquitoes. The same amount of petroleum jelly is added to the pine resin and mixed thoroughly. Such an ointment repels mosquitoes with its smell. In the tent you can place the branches of flowering bird cherry, several branches of wormwood or stalks of tansy, branches of wild mountain ash. The smoke of a chamomile pharmacy also repels insects..
It must be remembered that mosquitoes sit on moist, sweating skin 2-3 times more often than on dry. Biologists have found that mosquitoes prefer blue of all colors. In places where there are many mosquitoes, tents should be set up on a coastal slope or in a high open place, as mosquitoes and midges are afraid of the wind. The tent city is protected from insects by smoke. Moss, raw grass, rotten birch, is placed on top of the fire. It turns out a good smoke. If you put a tin can with steaming coals and moss in a tent, then you can smoke insects from it, dispersing smoke throughout the tent, and you need to open the door. At the end of the described procedure, the tent is tightly closed.
First aid after a mosquito bite.
In this case, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water and you will get a good remedy that will help quickly remove itching. Redness, swelling, itching from bites of mosquitoes, bees, wasps is reduced if the skin is lubricated with fresh juice or pharmacy infusion of calendula, as well as the juice of onions, plantain, parsley leaves, ammonia. Insect bites can be treated with plantain. To do this, you need to knead a few leaves and grease the bite places with this raw mass. White dandelion juice helps well. For insect bites, you can also use fresh juice of creeping thyme (thyme), black nightshade, common tansy.
Various drugs are used to prevent malaria. Some of them, for example, chloridine (tindurin, daraclor), should be taken from the first day of stay in the rainforest once a week at 0.025 g. Others, like hingamine (delagil, chloroquine), take 0.25 g twice a week . Still others, such as bigumal (palyudrin, baluzid), are prescribed twice a week for 0.2 g.