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Applying insect repellent

If you live in an area where mosquitos, ticks, or other insects can make life miserable, applying insect repellent before going outside can help. Don't let children apply an insect repellent. An adult should put the repellent on his or her hands first and then gently spread it on the child's exposed skin but not to a child's hands. Most insect repellents can be used on children older than 2 months, but be…

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