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Infect Insect Bites

Infect Insect Bites

Infect Insect Bites

Insect bites and stings are normal and usually only cause minor irritation, however sometimes they can become infected or cause a serious allergic reaction. You only need to make an appointment with the pharmacist if it becomes infected.

Symptoms of an infected or more severe bit or sting include:

·         There is a lot of swelling or blistering.

·         There is pus which indicates an infection.


Most bites and stings can be treated at home:

·         Take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen if the sting is painful.

·         Use antihistamine to relieve itching.

·         Put a cold compress on the affected area.

·         Keep raised if possible.

If the bite/sting is more severe the pharmacist can supply:

·         Antihistamines

·         Steroid creams

·         Painkillers

Upon booking an appointment you are required to fill out the form which will be included in the confirmation email (in the form of a link).

This appointment does not guarantee you will be prescribed medication, this is dependent on the pharmacists opinion as to the whether it is suitable.

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