So.. just a word of caution, don't apply Deet to bare skin. According to studies I have seen the Deet can even start affecting a person a year after its applied.
The products I use contain a little Deet. I usually just spray it around my collar, sleeves, and hat brim. Occasionally I put some on my hand and wipe it on a spot on my skin that the skeeters are targeting. I don't like breathing it or tasting it -- which is pretty much unavoidable when using a spray.
My father-in-law is the kind of guy who thinks if a little of something is good, a lot is very good. He once doused himself in Deet while working in his garden and ended up sick. I don't remember what his symptoms were, but ever since then I've been pretty careful with the stuff.
Thanks to your post, next time I use it I'll be especially aware of burning or any other sensations that might be attributable to Deet.
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