Bites and Stings

Bites and Stings

Bug and insect bites can often carry diseases between people and animals. It's important to guard yourself against being bitten or stung, especially when travelling. Prevent and treat your bites and stings with our medications.

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Bites and Stings

Bites and Stings Treatment

Anthisan Cream
Anthisan Cream £7.10 View details
Cetirizine
Cetirizine Hydrochloride £2.50 View details
Eurax Cream
Eurax Cream £9.70 View details
Loratadine
Loratadine 10mg £3.00 View details
Piriton Allergy Tablets
Piriton Allergy Tablets £6.00 View details
Anthisan Cream
Anthisan Cream £7.10 View details
Cetirizine
Cetirizine Hydrochloride £2.50 View details
Eurax Cream
Eurax Cream £9.70 View details
Loratadine
Loratadine 10mg £3.00 View details
Piriton Allergy Tablets
Piriton Allergy Tablets £6.00 View details

What are the insects that spread diseases?

The insects that you should be watchful of include mosquitos, ticks, biting flies, fleas and kissing bugs. Mosquitos can carry malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis, African tick bite fever and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

How can I prevent myself from being bitten or stung?

Preventing a sting or bite is important because insects and bugs can carry dangerous diseases. Use a combination of repellents, clothing and insecticide to ensure any exposed skin is covered. Insecticides work by killing the insects and can be applied to your belongings for added protection.

70%
of dengue infections occur in Asia

According to WHO, despite there being a risk of dengue in 190 countries, 70% of the actual burden is in Asia.

90%
of yellow fever virus infections occur in Africa

According to the CDC, yellow fever is estimated to cause 200,000 cases of disease with 90% occurring in Africa.

Bite and Stings Treatment

Bite and Stings Treatment

“There are many different types of bites and stings that can occur from a variety of insects, arthropods, and other animals. Some of these bites and stings are harmful and can cause serious reactions, while others may only cause minor discomfort. It is important to be able to identify the different types of bites and stings in order to seek proper medical treatment if necessary!”

Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS (London), MRCGP, PGCert
Bite and Stings Treatment
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What is the best way to treat an insect bite?

To treat an insect bite you should

Remove the sting or tick if it's still in the skin

Wash the affected area with soap and water

Apply a cold compress or an ice pack to any swelling for at least 10 minutes

Raise or elevate the affected area if possible

Avoid scratching the area

Avoid traditional home remedies (such as vinegar and bicarbonate soda)

Can you use an antibiotic for an insect bite?

Most times a bite or sting will not require an antibiotic. If you are concerned you should speak to a medical professional.

If you have symptoms of a wound infection (pus, increasing pain, swelling or redness) you may need an antibiotic.

How long does it take to receive my order?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel.

How is the medication packaged?

All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Can I return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

When should you worry about an insect bite?

You should get emergency help if you are having a severe reaction that can include:

Wheezing or difficulty breathing

A swollen face, mouth or throat

Feeling sick or being sick

A fast heart rate

Dizziness or feeling faint

Difficulty swallowing

Loss of consciousness

You should get medical advice if:

You're worried about a bite or sting

Your symptoms don't start to improve after a few days or are getting worse

You've been stung or bitten in your mouth, throat or near your eyes

If a large area around the bite becomes red and swollen (around 10cm or more)

You have symptoms of a wound infection (pus, increasing pain, swelling or redness)

You have symptoms of a more widespread infection (fever, swollen glands and other flu-like symptoms).

How can I treat a sting?

To treat a sting:

Remove the sting or tick if it's still in the skin

Wash the affected area with soap and water

Apply a cold compress or an ice pack to any swelling for at least 10 minutes

Raise or elevate the affected area if possible

Avoid scratching the area

Avoid traditional home remedies (such as vinegar and bicarbonate soda)

What is an online consultation?

An online consultation checks if you are eligible to purchase the product. Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

When will my order be delivered?

If you have placed an order before 14:00 Monday to Friday, you will receive the order the next day.

Can I cancel my order?

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

Can I order this if I am under 18 years old?

No, we do not accept orders from individuals under 18. All orders must be placed by adults only.