Has anyone been given a specific recommendation for a repellent from your Doctor? From what I can tell its safer for pregnant women to use DEET (despite it potentially passing through the placenta) than risk the complications of gettting Zika.
I'm specifically interested in the percentage of DEET your Dr recommends.
The CDC recommends at least 20% DEET (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/avoid-bug-bites) but you can get products with as much as 98.1% DEET (https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-insect-repellent-right-you).
From CDC "In general, higher percentages of the active ingredient provide longer-lasting protection. However, this increase in protection time maximizes at about 50% DEET."
Would love your thoughts - I'm starting to panic about travelling to Texas after local cases in Florida.
Thanks so much!