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How long does it take for an infected insect bite to heal?

With proper treatment, most infected insect bites heal within a week or two. However, some severe infections may take longer to resolve. If you have any concerns, speak to one of our pharmacists at Touchwood Pharmacy Lichfield who offer the Pharmacy First Infected Insect Bite service.

What treatment can the pharmacist provide on the Pharmacy First Insect Bite service?

The pharmacist will become your treatment detective! They’ll assess your situation and recommend the best course of action, which could include:

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications: Think pain relievers or topical antibiotics, depending on the culprit causing your discomfort.
  • Home care hacks: From gargling with magic salt water to getting cozy with a humidifier, the pharmacist will share their secret stash of home remedies.
  • Alternative options: Cool compresses to fight inflammation or soothing ointments for instant relief – the pharmacist will have options to suit your needs.


Call today or book your appointment online for Pharmacy First Infected Insect Bite Service Lichfield Touchwood Pharmacy