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Can I treat an infected insect bite at home?

For mild infections, home remedies like over-the-counter pain relievers and topical creams may help. If your symptoms worsen or persist then visit Touchwood Pharmacy branches in Northampton for the Pharmacy First Infected Insect Bite service.

What does a Pharmacy First consultation involve at Touchwood Pharmacy?

During your consultation, the pharmacist will ask about your symptoms, examine the bite, and take your temperature if necessary. They will then assess if your infection is suitable for treatment under Pharmacy First.

Can I still use Pharmacy First for infected insect bites even if I haven't registered with Touchwood Pharmacy Northampton as my regular pharmacy?

Absolutely. Patients are welcome to access the service at any of our pharmacies, regardless of your usual pharmacy. Our pharmacies in NN2 and NN5 regularly treat patients at the Pharmacy First Infected Insect Bite service from across Northampton and from places further away like Rugby, Kettering, and Corby.


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