Care Plus Anti-Insect 30% DEET Gel (80ml)


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Care Plus Anti Insect 30% DEET Gel is recommended for European and / or Topical destinations (DEET is one of only two insect repellents recommended by the World Health Organisation for travel to tropical and sub-tropical areas).  The gel formulation of this repellent allows the user controllable and thorough application.  Care Plus DEET 30% Gel provides up to 5 1/2 hours of repellency.

The shorter duration of DEET 30%, combined with the controllable gel application means that this product is ideal to be used if you are in and out of the pool, or if you just have to head out for an evening.  You can tailor your protection more easily to the hours you need it, rather than having to wash active repellent off either before you go for a swim or before you go to sleep..

Care Plus advise that It is extremely important to carry and use an insect repellent in high risk areas.  No anti-malarial (or other prophelatic) drug can be 100% effective, and in any case they will not protect you against the pain and irritation of mosquito bites.  The safest option is to use insect repellent and a mosquito net in addition to any anti-malarial drug -  if you are able to reduce the amount you are bitten you further reduce the chance of any possible infection.  

Key Features
30% DEET Gel offers protection for up to 5 1/2 hours.
Effective against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects 
The gel formula provides control and ease of application and reduces waste
Suitable for use in the UK or any destinations worldwide
Includes extensive instructions for use
One bottle provides enough DEET 30% Gel for 2 - 3 weeks use

Dimensions : 52 x 40 x 130mm
Weight : 98g
Contents : 80ml.

Care Plus DEET is available in strengths from 30% to 50%. The strength of the repellent effects only the length of time you are protected (active duration), it has NO effect on the level or degree of protection.  Therefore Care Plus do not recommend the use of 100% DEET as it offers no greater protection, nor any longer duration protection, compared to 50% DEET. The stronger concentration may, however, cause problems for those with sensitive skin. 

Deet Effectiveness  
Most effective 

Mosquitoes (Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever)

Ticks (Lyme Disease)
Reasonably effective

Sand Flies

How to Use
For the most effective use of Care Plus DEET it should be applied sparingly and carefully to all parts of the body not covered by clothing - the DEET should be spread evenly over the skin.  Avoid contact with mucous membranes, eyes, nose (nasal passages) and lips - to protect the face from insect bites first apply the lotion ot the palm of your hand and use your hand to apply carefully to your face.  Care Plus DEET should not be applied to damaged skin (cuts, scratched or sunburn) and areas where skin folds occur, such as behind the knees or inside the elbows, should either not be treated, or be treated very lightly.

Care Plus DEET should ideally be applied at least 10 minutes before exposure to direct sunlight, and very importantly, when combined with a sun block the sun block should be applied FIRST and if possible you should wait 30 minutes before application of the DEET.  When protection is no longer required all areas of the skin where application took place should be washed.

Special Risks
Like any active chemical there are certain risks and dangers associated with the improper use of DEET - due care should always be taken
 - Can irritate mucous membranes
 - Highly Flammable
 - Toxic if swallowed
 - Avoid contact with plastics and painted materials as DEET can damage them (spectacles, phones, cameras etc)
 - The use of DEET when pregnant or breastfeeding is not recommended
 - Special precautions should be taken when using DEET with children - do not apply to parts of the body that could come into contact with their eyes or mouths