After Bite for Insect Bites

@CarolDM (98202)
United States
July 24, 2020 4:56pm CST
I always get bites it the yard. Usually mosquitoes. Nobody else will have bites but it never fails, those little insects will find me. I have always just used alcohol as soon as I find a bite and the itching will stop eventually. This product has been around about 40 years. But now they have added baking soda to the solution to make it long lasting. Never heard of this product before, have you? A pharmacist recommended this product so I tried it and have been using it ever since. Works great. Almost as soon as you rub it on the bite, the itching stops. And it is the size of a writing pen. Very convenient and easy to use. I tried the type in the green box and it works great. Yes, I have been out under the trees looking up and around for baby bluebirds. I hear the parents but still cannot find the babies. That is how I got the bug bites. Oh well. I am done for the day. I know they will be safe. Crazy bird lady here just cannot stop, even when they fledge. I still want to know how the babies are doing.
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@moffittjc (91034)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jul
I'm glad you found a product that works for you. I usually just use calamine lotion. I hope the little fledgling bluebirds are okay. I'm sure they are, if mom and dad were still hanging around while you were out there looking.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
24 Jul
Yes it works. I used that lotion growing up. Works good but it can be messy. I believe they will be fine, even though I still worry. I can see both parents are in the backyard now getting food.
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@moffittjc (91034)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jul
@CarolDM I agree, the calamine lotion can be a bit messy. Plus, it's pink, so it's funny to see little pink splotches all over me when I put it on my bug bites!
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
@moffittjc I didn't mind when I used it as a child, I didn't know any better. And it was all we had.
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@sophie09 (29257)
• Indonesia
25 Jul
Wish i could find it here
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Wish you could too. Amazon has it online.
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@sophie09 (29257)
• Indonesia
25 Jul
@CarolDM i never buy stuff on amazon. The shipping price is too expensive
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
26 Jul
@sophie09 I don't either unless I buy enough for free shipping.
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@wolfgirl569 (34307)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Jul
Glad it helps. Hope you spot the birds soon.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Thanks, I hear the parents but no babies yet.
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@RasmaSandra (36095)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jul
Thanks for the information. I have never heard about this product but if it works I will remember it, I hope the baby birds are doing well.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
I love this product. I have to believe they are all safe.
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@marlina (110231)
• Canada
24 Jul
That product sounds like it is working good,
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
24 Jul
Yes and I sure need it this time of year.
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@DocAndersen (28890)
• United States
25 Jul
CBL - love your new moniker! i am chuckling after-bite sounds like something you need in Alligator Country!
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Thanks! CBL, I love it.
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@DocAndersen (28890)
• United States
25 Jul
@CarolDM happy to help in anyway! or as my dad used to love to say "never let it be said I didn't do the least I could do!"
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@simplfred (17552)
• Philippines
24 Jul
Are they for mosquito bite only? I hope it works also for other bites like ants.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
24 Jul
No, most any insects that bite like ants, fleas, etc.
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@simplfred (17552)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@CarolDM That'll be an awesome product...
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@LindaOHio (49021)
• United States
25 Jul
Thanks for the product recommendation. This would be helpful if we ever get to Florida. Let us know if you find the baby bluebirds. (I know you will) :-)
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
You are welcome. It is great to keep in your purse. And I will keep you updated! Thanks.
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@snowy22315 (99577)
• United States
25 Jul
I bought an angu itch stick at Target. It is made with Benadfyl. It works like a charm.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Sounds good!
@simone10 (54107)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Jul
I've never heard of this product either. I'm glad that it is helping you with the itching from the bites. We don't have that many mosquitoes. I guess it's because we live in the city and the city usually sprays for them. I can't remember the last time I was bitten.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
It has been around forever, a good one I recommend. We get them a lot in the summer. The main reason for having the screen room.
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@simone10 (54107)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Jul
@CarolDM I actually just remembered when I was bitten last. It was when we lived in Jonesboro, Ar and the property we lived on was out in the country. Our first summer there, you couldn't walk out the door without being covered in them. I've never seen them that bad before. The property we lived on was managed by my brother, so he called pest control, and they sprayed our whole area. We didn't have any more after that.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
27 Jul
@simone10 I get bitten every single summer.
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@Torunn (7096)
• Norway
25 Jul
I know the feeling. Everyone else is saying "Oh, but there's no mosquitoes here!" but you get stung or bitten every time. I haven't tried that one, but I got several anti-bite-remedies from when I was in Greece in November last year. I got bitten every night, so I bought both the anti-mosquitoe and the after-bite-stuff.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Yes, you too I see. So frustrating but this product really helps.
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@Torunn (7096)
• Norway
25 Jul
@CarolDM I realized in Athens that bug-bites abroad are even worse than at home. Maybe because I wasn't used to that kind of mosquitoe
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
@Torunn They are so bad here, especially in the summer time.
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@Timex123 (3311)
25 Jul
How are you going to use it?
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Rub it on the bite.
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@Timex123 (3311)
26 Jul
@CarolDM how many minutes it will take until it will effect
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
26 Jul
@Timex123 As soon as you rub it on.
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@thelme55 (53418)
• Germany
25 Jul
I have not heard of that product but we have something like that here in Germany. I use it every time I got an insect bite. Have a nice weekend.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
A new product that works good. You do the same.
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@thelme55 (53418)
• Germany
25 Jul
@CarolDM Thank you.
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• United States
25 Jul
I hate getting bites, I am glad you found a product for the bites., I have never heard of it.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
I had not either, works great.
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• United States
25 Jul
@CarolDM I am going to find it on Amazon, and get some.
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@nela13 (37550)
• Portugal
25 Jul
Mosquitoes always bite me, I think they prefer me over others.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Same here, we are the sweet ones.
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@nela13 (37550)
• Portugal
25 Jul
@CarolDM ahahahah, in this case I would prefer not be the sweet one.
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@DianneN (198590)
• United States
25 Jul
I love it and keep it in my purse and car, too.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Oh cool, it is very handy to have around. Works for me.
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@DianneN (198590)
• United States
25 Jul
@CarolDM Me, too!
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• India
26 Jul
Haha that's so very useful for you and for everyone that loves to take care of plants and birds.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
26 Jul
It is very helpful for me.
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25 Jul
I never use this before. where I can find it?
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
No idea where you live. Amazon has it online as many others do as well.
@Tampa_girl7 (42304)
• United States
25 Jul
No, I’ve never heard of it before.
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Me either but it really works good.
@LotusEyes (1197)
• India
25 Jul
Glad it helped you
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@CarolDM (98202)
• United States
25 Jul
Me too thanks.