NHS Service

How can I tell if an insect bite is infected?

Look for signs like:
• Redness and swelling that worsens or spreads
• Pus or oozing from the bite
• Pain that is severe or increasing
• Warmth or fever
• Swollen lymph nodes near the bite

What happens if the pharmacist needs to refer me to a GP?

It’s always best to err on the side of caution. Visit Touchwood Pharmacy Walsall and the pharmacist can help assess your bite and advise on the best course of action.

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

Depending on the assessment, the pharmacist might recommend over-the-counter medications like pain relievers or topical antibiotics, advise on home care practices, or suggest alternative options like cold compresses or soothing ointments.


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