DEET-free and safe for children, these revolutionary Don’t Bite Me! transdermal insect repellent patches contain ingredients that are absorbed into the bloodstream to deter mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, gnats, sand fleas.
Perfect for holidays in sunny climes, these clever transdermal patches insect repellent patches contain no DEET, are waterproof, and remain effective for 36 hours. Each ones contains active ingredients Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride) and Aloe Vera, within a pressure-sensitive, latex-free acrylic adhesive, that when applied to a dry, hairless part of the body, are absorbed into the bloodstream to reduce the human odour that attracts mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, gnats, sand fleas.
Don’t Bite Me Patch Ingredients:
- Vitamin B1 - is the key ingredient in the Don't Bite Me! Patch. When Vitamin B1 metabolises in the body it reduces human odours attractive to insects. The thiamine (Vitamin B1) based formula is absorbed into the bloodstream through our topical patch and excess Vitamin B1 is then excreted through the body's pores. This makes a slight odor that is almost undetectable to humans, but that insects don't like. This slight "odor" forms a protective barrier around the body that makes you unattractive to insects.The Don't Bite Me! Patch contains less than 10 mgs/Vitamin B1.
- Aloe - is the secondary ingredient in Don't Bite Me! Patch. The uses for Aloe Vera have been revered for a wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic purposes for thousands of years. Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory properties which may explain why it has been reported to alleviate pain and swelling associated with itches and burns.
Key Benefits of Don't Bite Me Patch:
- DEET Free
- Delivers a blend of Vitamin B1 and Aloe, making it natural, simple and safe
- Lasts up to 36 hours of total body coverage
- Clear discreet patch perfect for use on all skin tones
- Can even be worn beneath clothing!
- Safe on Children
- Acrylic Adhesive
- Breathable Patch
- Long lasting and easy to use
How to use: Apply one patch to a clean, dry, hairless area two hours before exposure to biting insects. An additional patch may be needed if your weight is over 200 pounds and when travelling to heavily infested areas, smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol.
Thiamine is U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pregnancy Category C which means that there has not been enough research on vitamin b1 to form an opinion. Please consult your physician before using if you are pregnant or lactating. Thiamine is generally considered safe and relatively nontoxic, even at high doses. No clear tolerable upper level (UL) of intake has been established. Dermatitis (skin irritations) or more serious hypersensitivity reactions occur rarely. Please read the product insert in its entirety before using the product.
Vitamin B1 and Aloe.
What ingredients are in the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
The only two ingredients in the Don't Bite Me! Patch are Vitamin B1 and Aloe.
How long does one patch last?
One patch can last up to 36 hours, depending on how your body metabolizes Vitamin B1 & Aloe.
Can I take off the patch and reapply it later?
No. The patch needs to remain on once it is applied. It is designed for single use only.
Is it safe to use the patch every single day during the summer?
Yes. Vitamin B1 is a water soluble vitamin and will be excreted through your pores and urine. There are no know toxicity levels for vitamin b1 at this time.
Is the patch safe for use on children?
Yes, because the patch only contains Vitamin B1 and Aloe, it is safe for use on children.
How old should my child be to use the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
We recommend two years and over. If you would like to use the patch on a younger child, please provide a copy of our manufacturer safety and data sheet to your physician for review.
What scientific evidence is there to support that Vitamin B1 works?
Some studies suggest that taking thiamine (Vitamin B1) 25mg to 50 mg three times per day(orally) is effective in reducing mosquito bites. Thiamine produces a skin odor that is not detectable by humans, but is disagreeable to pregnant mosquitoes (Pediatric Clinics of North America, 16:191, 1969). It seems to be especially effective for those people with large allergic reactions to bites. When taken orally, thiamine takes about 2 weeks before the odor fully saturates the skin, however, with the patch, it only takes two hours.
Is the Don't Bite Me! Patch safe for pregnant and nursing women?
Thiamine is U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pregnancy Category C which means that there has not been enough research on vitamin b1 to form an opinion. Please consult your physician before using if you are pregnant or lactating.
Does the Don't Bite Me! Patch work for everyone?
We find that the patch works for about 8 out of 10 people who use the product. Because the patch works systemically, it all depends on how your body processes vitamin b1. Some people may require more than one patch for the product to work effectively for them.
When should I apply the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
The patch needs to be applied at least two hours prior to enjoying time outdoors. You can even put it on the night before!
Where should I apply the Don't Bite Me! Patch on my body?
We recommend four places on your body to apply the Don't Bite Me! Patch: Your rear, hip, shoulder blade or the outside of the upper arm (shoulder area). We do not recommend applying the patch to the inner arm. You should alternate locations of the patch on your body from use to use.
Can I just take Vitamin B1 pills instead of using the patch?
Yes, you can, although it will take longer to obtain the same results. You need to take 50 Mg's, twice a day for two weeks to accomplish the same thing the Don't Bite Me! Patch will accomplish in two hours. The patch is quicker because it bypasses the digestive tract, where the vitamin b1 can be broken down and lose efficiency.
Are there any side effects from using the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
Thiamine is generally considered safe and relatively nontoxic, even at high doses. Dermatitis or more serious hypersensitivity reactions occur rarely. If you have a skin reaction to the patch, apply Benadryl (or hydrocortisone cream) and it should improve shortly.
I'm allergic to adhesive, can I use the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
We do not recommend using our product if you are or ever have been sensitive to adhesive contained in other bandage or patch products.
Can I shower or go swimming while wearing the Don't Bite Me! Patch?
Yes. The patch is waterproof and will stay on while you are in the shower, bathtub, swimming pool or other bodies of water.
Should I wear two patches?
We recommend you wear two patches if your are: over 200 lbs, smoke, drink, are on birth control pills or have any other condition that diminishes thiamine absorption (see product ingredients page).
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