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Insect repellant patch?!

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:06 am
by Brian Taylor
just heard about an insect repellant patch from some americans...means US-citisens...
they where totally happy with it. it stickf for three days even in the sea and thay said it does not have any harsh chemicals... the mosquitoes come closer, smell you and go! Not that you have a sent that humens can smell.... thse people smelled just fine.
don't know the name. but they said they just googled "insect repellant patch" and found it easily. just for the ones that get REALLY bitten.
otherwise (I get bitten too) it is just a matter of not scratching :wink:

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:54 pm
by Gisela Grell
Hi Steph,

I will try to find this (maybe on the internet) and hope it works. Will not test it this year but when I'm back we will see, it we found the ultimative help against mossi bites.

Will let you know if I find it.


Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:43 pm
by Brian Taylor
just got a message from the same guests they told me that
the insect patch is called "Don't Bug Me" at
they have been really pleased with it.


Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:06 am
by Jane H
Tried Googling "insect repellent patches" as suggested.

Quite a few suppliers seem to be offering these patches now. Prices vary a bit, but in the UK enough patches for 1 person for 14 days typically cost less than £15 incl P & P. Speaking as lunch on the hoof for all types of biting insects, I look forward to hearing from other Tobagophiles whether they actually work or not!


Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:44 pm
by David Watkins
I have asked a medic about this(she is a biochemist),and she believes the claims may be spuriuos.VB1 is not harmful and the digestive system does not destroy evacuates it!B1 is actually Thiamine which is necessary for growth and natural development,but any excess is stored(evacuated) in muscle tissue.
So,if I see a load of muscular ladies with bandaids,I know what they're on!
David :roll:

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:35 am
by Jane H
Crikey! Don't want to end up looking like Arnold Schwazenegger in drag!

And now I come to think about it - some years ago, a report recommended taking Vitamin B complex tablets for a month before going on holiday and while away to ward off the wee beasties. That didn't work either - I think they must have liked the vague aroma of marmite!

Oh well - another good idea down the pan!