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16 January 2008

Centrum tip – Move over, mosquito

As great strides are being made in combating malaria on the continent, scientists have yet to find a way of keeping harmless mozzies out of our bedrooms.

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As great strides are being made in combating malaria on the continent, scientists have yet to find a way of keeping harmless mozzies out of our bedrooms. Here’s what to do if you’re caught somewhere without your mosquito repellent.

Take action:
Dab a bit of roll-on anti-perspirant on mosquito bites. The aluminium salts in the anti-perspirant will help your body to reabsorb the fluid on the site of the bite. This will reduce the swelling and itching.

Read more: How to treat insect bites and stings

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