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Help! A Gel that treats insect bites from Switzerland.

I am seeking the name of a gel that I used in Switzerland when I was a child in 1990s.

This gel treats insect bites/swelling/rashes on human skin. It came in a metal tube similar size to a toothpaste tube. The gel was yellow/orange colour and was always very cool and soothing on the skin.

I am pretty certain the tube had a picture of a wasp/bee on it and perhaps some chamomile flowers/leaves. The gel may even contain chamomile however I am not sure.

I have been searching for this cream for ages on the internet as I do not live in Switzerland.

Can any one help me with the name of it please?

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Re: Help! A Gel that treats insect bites from Switzerland.

It is either Fenistil or Euceta:
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Or the Fenistil cousin, Fenipic

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Or the Fenistil cousin, Fenipic

Yes, the latter (Fenipic) also contains a local anaesthetic (Lidocaine, IIRC) which helps soothe pain and itching from a bite site. Very effective, and like fenistil is also an antihistamine which reduces swelling and associated itching.
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Yes Fenipic is the one. It's very soothing and effective for reducing itching and swelling.
I had to use some only this morning on the massive mozzy bit i got whilst gardening yesterday.
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