The Active Times posted “The Best Bug Sprays for Protecting Your Skin This Summer” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
Bug bites are annoying, as well as potentially harmful to your skin. The Active Times asked Dr. Patel her opinion on the best and safest bug sprays to use in the summer months when we spend the most time outdoors.
The safest and most effective repellents to prevent bug bites
It’s that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who has spent a summer night outside near some green knows what happens when you don’t use repellent. Bug bites. Those little red pimply monsters that keep us itching for days.
Bug spray is a must in these summer months, not only to prevent itchy mosquito bites, but also to protect your skin from awful diseases. Everyone’s skin is different, and reacts differently to bug bites, but it’s universally important to protect yourself.
Dr. Purvisha Patel, owner and dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Skin Cancer Associates informed me of the risks that come with that annoying bite, “It’s important to protect yourself from insect bites, as some insects carry diseases like West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.”