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What diseases do mosquitoes carry?

by Felicity Mann, on 26 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health
A yellow street warning sign for the Zika Virus. Vector EPS 10 available.

Mosquitoes are infamous for carrying a range of deadly and dangerous diseases and are able to transmit them to humans with little to no difficulty. In this article, I address the most common illnesses carried by mosquitoes, describes their symptoms, and offers practical advice about what to do if you are bitten.

What are mosquitoes?

It’s not for nothing that the mosquito has earned the moniker, ‘most dangerous animal on the planet.’ Other ferocious beasts like sharks or alligators might be able to physically rip you to pieces, but the mosquito has a far more efficient way of doing things. The mosquito can bring you down from the inside.

Every year, this little bug infects millions of people with a whole host of unpleasant and sometimes Continue reading >

Camping in wet weather

by Felicity Mann, on 22 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health
Young family stuck in their tent during a rainy day

Camping in wet weather can seem like a rather bleak and dismal experience, however there are steps that you can take to minimalise dampness and ensure that you have a dry, warm and even enjoyable experience. Here, I discuss  how to keep safe during a downpour and talks about ways of keep yourself amused until the weather eases off.

Camping in wet weather

When the sun is shining and the weather seems to be on your side, camping can seem like a brilliant idea, a chance to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors. However, this notion often goes south as soon as the first raincloud appears and you realise that you are miles away from concrete walls, central heating and your Netflix account. Continue reading >

Top 10 tips to prevent mosquito bites

by Felicity Mann, on 22 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health

Mosquitoes are small, bloodsucking insects that usually inhabit hot, humid countries such as Africa, South America and some regions of the USA. Labelled ‘the most dangerous animal in the world’ by some, these little bugs are infamous for transmitting deadly diseases like zika and malaria. Here, I discusses whether these parasitical flies deserve their reputation and talk about my top 10 tips for preventing mosquito bites. Continue reading >

Tips for camping with children

by Felicity Mann, on 19 September 2016, Health, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health
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Camping is an economic and popular child-friendly alternative to caravanning and hotels. You can introduce your child to the wonders of the great outdoors and take some much needed time away from technology, enjoying the natural scenery and wildlife of your surroundings.

However, it can also be very difficult to know exactly what to take with you, especially if space is a finite resource. What you should bring can rely on a lot of different variables – the weather, the campsite and the location. Children, by nature are also unpredictable, so you might find yourself planning for quite a few different scenarios, often including items that have no value and are just taking up much needed room in the car.

Below, I have constructed a list of basic essentials that you will most likely need on your camping trip, particularly if you plan on taking the children. Continue reading >

What kind of bug bite do you have?

by Katie Chambers, on 14 September 2016, Herbal Remedies, Skin care, Summer Health
Bee on a flower oilseed rape

If you’re anything like me, bug bites can be a real problem over the summer months – not only are there more biting and stinging insects around, but we tend to spend more time outside, with more skin exposed. Plus, some unlucky people just seem to attract insects more than others!

But with so many different bugs around, how can you tell which has bitten or stung you? I’m here to talk you through some of the common bites and stings, including wasp and bee stings, mosquito bites, midge bites, horsefly bites, tick bites, spider bites, and flea and mite bites. You’ll also find some handy tips on how to treat an insect bite or sting, and how to avoid them. Continue reading >