What the Doctor Says… Insect Shield® Romper
Jefry Biehler MD, MPH is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine, Medical Director for Utilization and Quality at Miami Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University.
“Insect bites are something that affect us all, and I became acutely aware of this topic through personal experience. My father is an international pediatric medical missionary who has spent his life travelling to some of the world’s most hazardous hotspots for insect borne diseases, including Africa and Central and South America. Ironically, it was back in Oklahoma that he was bitten by a mosquitoand contracted the potentially fatal West Nile virus. With the CDC reporting a growing number of epidemics in North America, you just can’t be too careful as far as insect bites are concerned, and babies and infants are also susceptible.
“I saw the Insect Shield® Romper as a real opportunity to reduce the incidence of insect bites for children and avoid the potentially fatal illnesses associated with insect borne diseases. And we’re not just talking about diseases more commonly associated with Latin America and Africa. There is plenty to worry about at home, with tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the Midwest, which affect tens of thousands in the US each year.
“At the very least, insect bites can cause discomfort, irritation, infection and in some cases an allergic reaction. For parents traveling with infants at home or abroad, the Insect Shield® Romper is a smart way to increase your baby’s protection.”