What is Autan insect repellent?
Autan is an insect repellent which works to keep mosquitos and other biting insects at bay. It provides long lasting protection, keeping you safe from insect bites and stings for up to 8 hours. Ideal for those travelling to both common and tropical destinations.
What happens when you get an insect bite or sting.
When you’re bitten or stung by an insect you will usually notice a red lump on your skin which can be itchy or painful. Normally, bites and stings are harmless but in areas where insect borne disease is a risk, they could also transmit diseases such as malaria, zika virus, or Lyme disease. Insect bites usually heal within a few hours to a few days.
How will this product repel mosquitos and other insects?
Autan insect repellent is a formula that uses 20% icaridin, which is a popular insect repellent. Not only does icaridin repel insects such a mosquitos, flies, and ticks, but it’s colourless and odourless, making repelling insects as pleasant as possible for you.
How to use Autan.
Shake well before using Autan, hold pump spray around 15 – 20cm away from skin and spray in slow, circular motion. Spray for around 1 – 2 seconds per forearm. Use your hands to spread Autan all over exposed skin. Reapply whenever needed, for example, after swimming or bathing or after 8 hours. When you return indoors, wash skin with soap and water to remove Autan.
When should Autan insect repellent not be used?
Autan insect repellent is not suitable for use on children under the age of 2. Do not apply to hands of children. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Do not use on skin that is:
- Severely sunburned
- Has open wounds
If you experience any pain or irritation while using this product, stop use immediately. If irritation persists speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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