Infected Insect Bites

Advice and NHS-funded* treatment service for infected insect bites in Edgware Road

Those aged 1 year old and above can access advice and NHS-funded treatment for infected insect bites

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Pharmacy First - infected insect bites service in Edgware Road

Are you suffering from an infected insect bite or sting? Those aged 1 year old and over can now access free advice and treatment through the NHS Pharmacy First Service, without the need to see your GP. Book your appointment online.
The pharmacist will check your suitability and eligibility for the Free NHS Pharmacy First Service. In some cases, an antibiotic may not be required for your symptoms. Also, if the pharmacist finds that your symptoms suggest a more serious infection or condition, they may refer you to your GP or another service for further assessment and treatment.

What is an infected insect bite?

Insect bites or stings are generally not serious and resolve within a few days. However, in some cases, they can become infected or cause a serious allergic reaction.
Bites from insects can also cause illness sometimes, such as:

What are the signs of an infected insect bite?

The key signs and symptoms of an insect bite or sting are:
The red colour of the lump might not be easily visible on black or brown skin but you should be able to feel the lump on the skin.
It is possible to have many bites together in a small area of the skin. You might have a mild allergic reaction at the site of the bite or sting.
The affected area may become more painful and swallow if the site of the bite or sting becomes infected.
The severity of the symptoms depends on the type of bite or sting and the sensitivity of the affected person to the bite or sting.

Which treatments are available for infected insect bites through the Pharmacy First Service?

During the consultation, the pharmacist will assess your condition and if clinically appropriate and you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be offered a suitable treatment. There are several antibiotics that the pharmacist will choose from depending on your condition and medical history
Antibiotic Tablets/Capsules/Oral Solution – For the treatment of infected insect bite(s) and sting(s)
*If you are issued a prescription medicine, you will pay the standard NHS prescription charge unless you’re eligible for free prescriptions.
If treatment for the insect bite or sting is not suitable or you don’t meet the eligibility criteria of the Pharmacy First Service, the pharmacist will either suggest an alternative treatment option or sign-post you to another.
What to learn more about insect bites and stings? Visit the webpage for up-to-date information and advice on insect bites.

Advice and treatment for other common conditions in Edgware Road

The Pharmacy First Service is an NHS service designed to offer free advice and treatments to eligible patients for seven common conditions including Infected Insect Bites. Patients can access this service at Burwash Pharmacy in Edgware Road. The additional six conditions covered by this service are:

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