MOSQUITO CENTER ISDIN
The Anti-Mosquito reference point in your pharmacy
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Mosquitoes are more common during summer and hot weather, in humid areas and in warm, tropical or subtropical climates.
The majority of mosquitoes within our environment do not supose any significant threat to our health, nevertheless they cause discomfort that directly affects our quality of life.
Some mosquito species, however, are a threat to human health as they act as vectors of infectious diseases in some countries.
Cosmopolitan, very abundant in Spain. Dominates near wastewater. Bites at sunset and at night.
Found in certain regions of Spain. Predominates in urban areas and uses water containers for breeding. Bites during daylight causing severe inflammation with annoying bites.
Located in Spain. Predominates in rural areas and near rivers. Bites at sunset and produces multiple bites with marked edemas.
Located in hot and humid regions of Europe, Africa, America and Asia. Their prevalence increases in tropical and subtropical regions. Within some countries they act as diseases vectors: dengue, yellow fever, malaria and encephalitis. Bite depending on each species at dawn, dusk and at night.
To relieve the bite, it is effective to clean and cool the affected area to reduce inflammation. Use antipruritic or soothing products such as CalmaBite ISDIN.
If the bite increases in size, burns or causes pain it is recommended to visit your doctor.
Remember that an inadequate treatment of a mosquito bite could represent the entry of pathogenic germs, which may cause infection.
Important information about the virus The WHO has declared the Zika virus a global health emergency. Here are some precautions to take to avoid being bitten by the Aedes mosquitoes, like the Asian tiger mosquito and the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
as they are haematophagous, which means they need the blood of other animals and humans to reproduce.
to accomplish their reproduction cycle: to lay their eggs and enable the larva and pupa development through metamorphosis. That explains why they are mainly found in areas close to stagnant water.
may complete its lifecycle in just 10 days and reproduces very quickly. Each female can lay up to 100 eggs.
but bites. May cause multiple bites in a single attack.
While the tiger mosquito is long and thin, the black fly is smaller and rounder.
humans and animals through the skin, specially attracted by the carbon dioxide that we breathe out.