Dengue, stay away from my family!
If only I can shoo all the mosquitoes away by simply saying this word then it would be easier.
I can’t explain the feeling when I heard the news from my mom that my sister had a Dengue, this happened 7 years ago. I know that Dengue is a dreaded disease and if not treated ASAP, it may kill someone who has it. Having a Dengue is very tricky, it has the same symptoms as flu (high fever, muscle-and-joint pains and rashes). It is frightening that when you ignore it, it could be fatal. I thanked the Lord that my sister got well. But having a Dengue already doesn’t make her or any one else immune to the disease, we are all vulnerable to have it. This is the reason why she is so afraid of mosquitoes. As in sobrang praning! Well, sino ba namang hindi?
I didn’t have a kid back then when that happened to her. Now that I have one, I am more terrified not only for myself but most especially for my son and for my entire family. I don’t want any of them to have this, it gives me the chills just by thinking of it.
I am glad that Green Cross contacted me to be one of their mommy bloggers that will spread the news on how we can protect ourselves and families against Dengue. To help us in doing that, they have recently released their new product – Green Cross Insect Repellent. I have known Green Cross for a long time, and I know that their products have gained a good reputation on sanitation, hygiene and helping Filipinos to fight germs causing diseases through their various products.
They gave me some samples of the said products to try. They have 3 variants (Active Protect, Family Protect and our favorite, Gentle Protect).
The Gentle Protect in the tube was not in the picture because I was too excited to bring it at my son’s school. When I tried and smelled it, I instantly fell in love with it. It smells ohhh so good!!!
I don’t have to worry anymore if I will apply it anywhere (especially inside an air conditioned Public Utility Vehicle) because people will not be irritated with it’s smell unlike with our previous insect repellents. His school always reminds their students to put on their Insect Repellent from the time they arrive. The Gentle Protect has an 8 hours protection and I just put it again during the night. Yes, you heard it right, even at night. Through a clinical study conducted by Filipino entomologists, it has been confirmed that a dengue-lamok specie (dengue-carrying mosquitoes) bite not only during the day but at night as well. That is why mommies, we need to be extra careful and vigilant all day long ( I will post more information about that on my next article, so stay tuned)
Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotions are available at leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.
thanks for sharing this. would try this, if this really works, would love to get my hands on anything that can effectively repel mosquitos.
Tetcha Figuerres says
The threat of dengue has made all of us paranoid moms. Glad to hear that Ren is now protected from dengue. My son, on the other hand, goes to school wearing a mosquito-repellant bracelet, and we also have a mosquito-repellant gel at home, one in our living room and another one in our bedroom. Better be safe than sorry!
Shopgirl Jen says
I have an active 7 year old girl and protection from mosquito bites is a must. I’m gonna give theme a try. Glad that they’re very handy too.
oh nice! We always bring mosquito repellent when traveling lalo na sa beaches. I think the only brand is Autan, hope we get green cross here soon! Aside from repellent, plant lemon grass to make mosquito go away, they can’t stand the awesome smell of that plant. 🙂
Green Cross has its own line of insect repellent na pla. I use Off Lotion sa lil kiddo ko but might try this one after maubos yung laman nung Off. Hay, nkakatakot talga yung Dengue kaya as much as possible kelangan gumamit ng insect repellent pra makaiwas. 🙂
Mommy Levy says
I don’t like the smell of OFF Lotion. You should try the Gentle Protect, it smells good and will protect you from Dengue Mosquitoes for up to 8 hours.
Mommy Pehpot says
congrats for being Green Cross mommy blogger. This is a new product to try.. I always thought that Green Cross is all about alcohol, may insect repellent din pala sila!
Nakakatakot talaga ang dengue..a few weeks ago nagkasakit ang mga bata at una naming ginawa is mag pa dengue test.. nakakapraning eh.. good thing may Green Cross repellant na, mababawasan na ang kapraningan ko 🙂
Angie Vianzon says
I am using other product but I’ll try this one kapag naubos na yung ginagamit ko for my kids. Anyway, do you have an idea how much it is?
Mommy Levy says
Thank you for asking, the 6ml (sachet) is P6.00, the 50ml is P70 and the 100ml is P125 based on SRP.
I have to check this out in the nearest supermarket.
This is the first time I see that Green Cross also has its own line of products to protect against dengue. I will check them out in stores this weekend.
Franc Ramon says
Green cross has been so effective against infections so it really helps in preventing dengue from happening.
Kaye @ I Love Keisha says
I love Green Cross Gentle Protect! I even brought it to our trip last weekend. It’s better to be safe and protected all the time from dengue mosquitoes.
ang galing naman! Now ko lang nalaman na may ganito na pala ang Green cross.. Very Good. Thanks for sharing.
Mommy Levy says
I highly recommend the Gentle Protect variant, it smells good!
i didn’t notice this when i bought mosquito patches last weekend, anyway i’ll be giving it a try, are they available at drugstores too?
Mommy Levy says
Yes I think so Joy 🙂