What is an Infected Insect Bite?

An infected insect bite occurs when bacteria enter the skin through the bite, leading to infection. Common insects that cause bites include mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Infection can result from scratching the bite or if the bite area is not kept clean. 

Symptoms of an Infected Insect Bite

Common symptoms of an infected insect bite include: 

Home Treatment for an Infected Insect Bite

Before visiting Aroga Pharmacy, you can try these home treatments to alleviate symptoms of an infected insect bite: 

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Clean the Bite

Wash the bite area with soap and water to prevent further infection.

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Apply a Cold Compress

A cold compress can help reduce swelling and pain.

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Topical Antibiotic Ointment

Applying an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment can help prevent infection.

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Pain Relievers

OTC pain medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help manage pain and inflammation.

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Avoid Scratching

Keep the area clean and avoid scratching to prevent further irritation and infection.

What to Expect During Treatment?

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How Aroga Pharmacy Can Help?

If you find that home treatments are not easing your symptoms, Aroga Pharmacy, serving East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow, is here to assist. Our experienced pharmacists can provide:

Prescription Medications

For severe infections, antibiotics may be prescribed.

Topical Treatments

Prescription-strength antibiotic ointments can be more effective for treating infected bites.

Anti-itch Creams

These can help reduce itching and prevent further irritation. 

Expert Advice

Our experienced pharmacists can recommend the best treatment options based on your symptoms. 

When to Visit the Pharmacy for an Infected Insect Bite?

Consider visiting Aroga Pharmacy if: 

Aroga Pharmacy is committed to delivering outstanding care for an infected insect bite and various other health issues. Residents of East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow can count on our team for professional advice and effective treatment options.