AfterBite is a commercial product meant to give you some relief from itching mosquito bits. It's quite expensive
given that the active ingredient of the original AfterBite is just a tiny bit of diluted Ammonia (NH3) solution. You can make your own AfterBite for just pennies.
There is however, a problem: AfterBite works on symptoms only. It does not support healing. It actually makes
it worse. The insect bites itches even more after a while because ammonia inflames the area more and you need to apply more AfterBite
to get some relief. You become dependent on this stuff and ammonia is actually a liver toxin. It's bad
for you health.
Substances that support your body would be much better.
Ascorbic acid solution works well: Dissolve a tea spoon
full of ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C powder) in a glass of water and put some of it in a little spray bottle.
Apply the spray to the mosquito bites. It helps to reduce the itching and swelling. Ascorbic acid supports
as an antioxidant the healing process, and the mosquito bites heal faster. I have used this for the last 5 years.
Just recently, I discovered an absolutely amazing remedy: Moxidectin gel. I discovered this when I had a bad
mosquito bite and nothing else at hand. The Quest Gel (brand name of a Moxidectin gel) is a transparent gel with some amount of benzyl alcohol and water in it. I thought that this would give a bit of relief by cooling the mosquito
bite. I put a bit of the Quest Gel onto the mosquito bite and it felt immediately less itchy. It was already a big red bump when I applied the moxidectin gel, and I was amazed to see the bump disappear within hours. I don't know why it works, but
it's not just the mild cooling effect. It must be the active ingredient, Moxidectin,
that does the trick.
Quest Gel, Moxidectin
So here is my AfterBite version 2 and I personally have great success with it:
Spray the skin area of the mosquito bite with an ascorbic acid solution.
Apply a small amount of Moxidectin gel (Quest Gel) to the skin.
If it is really bad, then put a bandaid on top to keep the skin area wet. You can spray the farbic pad of
the bandaid with some ascorbic acid solution to keep it wet longer.
Try it. The mosquito bites stop itching and the bumps will disappear within hours.