Oct
28th

Natural Insect Repellent For Babies - BugsLock

Do you use natural mosquito repellent for your baby? With the increases in the number of dengue cases being reported, mothers better have some kind of protection on their baby from mosquitoes. If you want to know more about dengue fever symptoms and how to protect your baby from dengue fever, you can read my article:

Dengue Fever Symptoms & Protect Your Baby!

I’ve mentioned about this natural insect repellent - BugsLock on that article. Today I am going to talk more about this product that is from Korea. It is perfect for the whole family. It’s natural insect repellent, so it’s safe for your baby!

“Bugslock” is a mosquito controlling product to repel the mosquitos with a 100% natural aroma. It is a creative and band shaped product, which prevents mosquitos from approaching by wearing it on the wrist or ankle, where the item emits an aroma that the insect can’t stand. As it is small in design and easy to carry, it is usable at anytime, thus it is considered a very convenient product. Plus, it is a safe product, which can be used even by infants, in other words, all age groups can use it because it is made of non-toxic substances. It is an elegant product with its various colors and refined designs, hence, it can be used as a form of accessory for women and also a fun children’s wear item.

Ingredients:
1. 100% natural essential oil including lavender, etc.(30%)
2. Inert(70%)
3. Net Weight(3g)

Lifespan:

Bugslock can be used for accumulated up to 240 hours, not 10 days. Example if you use it for 10 hour, after 1 month, it still have balance of 230 hours. Put it back to the original bag and sealed it after you consume.

**Long-term storage can be secured if only user closes zipper after inserting product into package for storing again for next time use.

** For mothers that do not like to apply mosquito repellent spray or lotion on their baby, this is a perfect item as baby can wear it on the wrist, ankle, or attached to belt buckle.

Feb
20th

Dengue Fever Symptoms & Protect Your Baby!

With the current dengue outbreak in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, you better know more about dengue fever, dengue symptoms, and how to protect your baby from mosquito bite.

Dengue is an acute viral infection characterised by fever and is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases in this country. It is a major health concern today.

What are the Dengue fever symptoms?

Signs and symptoms of dengue fever usually begin four to seven days after you’ve been bitten by a mosquito carrying a dengue virus. These signs and symptoms can vary, depending on the form of the disease.

Dengue fever signs and symptoms typically include:

  • High fever, up to 104° F (40° C)
  • A rash over most of your body, which may subside after a couple of days and then reappear
  • Severe headache, backache or both
  • Pain behind your eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low blood pressure and heart rate
  • rash on arms and legs, severe itching, peeling of skin and hair loss
  • minor bleeding (nose or gums) and heavy menstrual periods

Dengue hemorrhagic fever — a more severe form of the disease — can also cause:

  • Significant damage to your blood and lymph vessels
  • A decrease in the number blood cells that help your blood clot (platelets)
  • Bleeding from the nose, mouth and under the skin, creating the appearance of bruising
  • Death

Dengue shock syndrome — the most severe form of the disease — may also cause:

  • Blood vessel fluid (plasma) leakage
  • Heavy bleeding
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure (shock)
  • Death

What if I get dengue while I’m pregnant?

Dengue fever during pregnancy is not generally associated with increased risks to the mother. Most unborn babies remain unharmed even if the mother catches dengue during pregnancy. However, some of the symptoms and signs may mimic certain pregnancy conditions such as pre-eclampsia. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential. If the infection is virulent, it could lead to complications like pre-term labour and foetal anomalies. Furthermore, dengue virus antibodies in the mother can cross the placenta and be transferred to the baby. This may result in dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome in the baby.

How to protect my baby from mosquitoes?

  1. Avoid places where mosquitoes thrive, such as lakes, woods, anywhere with stagnant water, flowery gardens or open food areas.
  2. Find an insect repellent that’s safe for your baby. Buds Baby MozzieClear Lotion is a good choice as it is specially formulated natural mosquito repellent which uses unique blend of essential oils to keep the mosquitoes away. You can easily get this at most Baby retail outlet at RM29.90. If you are looking for mosquito repellent bands, then you can look for BUGSLOCK. “BugsLock” is a mosquito controlling product to repel the mosquito with a 100% natural aroma. You can get this at Kiddyplace (Cheras LeisureMall) at RM16.
  3. Lightly spray an appropriate insect repellent on your baby’s clothes, then on your hands to spread on his or her skin.
  4. Dark bright colours seem to attract insects, so it is best to dress your baby in light coloured clothing that does not leave too much exposed skin. Choose long sleeved tops, fitted garments like pants and jumpers instead of shorts and sleeveless tops.
  5. Avoid risky areas during dusk and dawn, the times of day when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
  6. Purchase mosquito netting for strollers, play mats and other places your baby may be outside.

How to treat mosquito bites on a baby?

  1. Wash the area of the mosquito bite with a good anti-bacterial soap (this is especially important if the child has already scratched the area).
  2. Apply over-the-counter anti-itch cream to the bite area. (Lucas Papaw ointment works well.) Consult your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions about the active ingredients in the ointment.
  3. If anti-itch creams are not an option, cold vinegar dabbed on the area can help relieve some of the sting.
  4. Cold compresses can reduce swelling and irritation

Hope the above information is helpful for all parents.

Feb
19th

Breaking News - Worst dengue outbreak

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Check out the following dengue news in Malaysia:

A worker carrying out fogging in mosquito breeding areas in Kuala Lumpur. Officials say the current dengue outbreak is mainly in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, where ‘urbanisation and abandoned projects’ could provide breeding sites for Aedes mosquitoes. — PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Jan 31, 2009 - PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is going through its worst dengue outbreak ever, health officials said yesterday, with higher rainfall and public apathy being blamed for encouraging the widespread breeding of the Aedes mosquito.

In the first 28 days of this year alone, 14 people have died and 5,062 dengue cases have been recorded. This compares with five deaths and 2,855 cases in the same period last year.

The biggest increases in the number of dengue cases were seen in Perlis, Sabah, Kelantan, Penang, Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Sarawak, Terengganu, Johor, Perak and Kedah.

For details, please view source at http://www.straitstimes.com

The Malaysian government has launched a dengue awareness campaign in response to the rising number of dengue cases.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said it was not the time to point fingers but to get to the ground and tackle the scourge.

Expressing concern over the situation, Health Ministry Director-General Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the ministry was discovering more unusual symptoms in the more severe cases category.

Usually in severe dengue cases, patients would suffer from bleeding and low platelet count, he said.

However, there were cases where the brain was affected and people can come down with epileptic attack, jaundice, hepatitis and even kidney or liver failure, he said.

As a precautionary measure, the ministry had directed all doctors to add dengue testing if patients were showing high fever and unusual symptoms, especially if the patients were from areas where the incidence of dengue was high.

With the current dengue outbreak in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, are you worry for your pregnancy & your baby?

“Housewife Fairus, 25, who was seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child, died at the Penang Hospital at 6am on Saturday due to dengue haemorrhagic fever. The foetus also did not survive. …. September 26, 2005 The Star”

Toh said she took her baby to a clinic when the child became feverish last Thursday. She added that when the fever did not go down the next day, she rushed the baby to a private hospital. “My baby was not admitted that day. Three days later, she suddenly turned blue and had difficulty breathing,” Toh said yesterday. “I took her to the same hospital again but she died a few hours later.” … November 05, 2005 The Star.

We’ll talk about more on next post regarding dengue mosquito, dengue fever symptoms, how to protect your baby from mosquitoes etc.