Impetigo

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This service is available to all customers residing in England, irrespective of whether Hot Chemist is your registered pharmacy. We are committed to providing accessible NHS healthcare services to everyone in need. Most customers have their treatment delivered within 24 hours of a successful consultation.

4 Simple Steps

Pharmacy First Medication Delivered To Your Door

1. Complete Pre-Screening Questions

This Usually Takes Between 3-5 Minutes.

2. Video Consultation

Conduct A Video Consultation With Our Trained Pharmacist. This Takes No More Than 15 Minutes.

3. Dispensing

Get A Prescription For Suitable Medication Based On Your Assessment Outcome.

4. Delivery

Have Your Pharmacy First Prescribed Medication Delivered Directly To Your Home 24 Hours Later.

Understanding Impetigo with Hot Chemist

At Hot Chemist, we recognise the challenges impetigo can bring into your life. This highly contagious skin infection is not just common among children but can affect individuals of any age. Caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes, impetigo leads to red sores that rupture and form a distinctive yellow-brown crust, often causing discomfort and concern for those affected.

Understanding the Types of Impetigo:

  • Non-bullous Impetigo: Manifests as small blisters that burst, leaving behind a honey-colored crust. It is the most frequent type encountered.
  • Bullous Impetigo: Defined by larger, fluid-filled blisters, this type is the result of toxin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Ecthyma: This severe form penetrates deeper into the skin, forming painful ulcers that require prompt medical attention.

Identifying the Causes:

  • Impetigo spreads through direct skin contact with an infected person or by touching contaminated objects. It thrives in areas of broken skin but can also affect intact skin surfaces. 

Spotting the Symptoms:

  • Sores or blisters that may rupture, ooze, and form a crust
  • Itchy rash accompanied by fluid-filled sores
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the vicinity of the infection

Hot Chemist’s Approach to Treatment:

Through the NHS Pharmacy First scheme, Hot Chemist provides access to various treatment options:

Topical Antibiotics: Such as fusidic acid cream or hydrogen peroxide cream, effectively targeting the surface bacteria.

Oral Antibiotics: In cases where the infection is more widespread or severe, medications are used to fight the infection systemically.

Our Dedicated Service to You:

Personalised Care: Our pharmacists offer tailored consultations to understand your specific situation and recommend the best course of action.

Swift Access to Treatment: Prescriptions are processed promptly, with medications delivered directly to you, ensuring a smooth path to recovery.

Ongoing Support: We provide guidance on how to manage your impetigo effectively and prevent reinfection.

If you or your child is showing signs of impetigo, or if you have concerns about symptoms resembling this condition, reach out to us at Hot Chemist. With our support and the comprehensive options available through NHS Pharmacy First, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands.

Impetigo can be a nuisance, but with the right treatment and care, you can quickly return to your daily routine with confidence and comfort. Your well-being is at the heart of our service. Using the NHS Pharmacy First framework, we can assess, prescribe and deliver prescribed medications directly to your doorstep, ensuring you get the personalised care you need quickly and discreetly so you can start your recovery as soon as possible. Your health and comfort are our utmost priorities. Trust in our dedicated team and the NHS for all your Impetigo treatment needs.

Convenient And Free Service

The NHS Pharmacy First service offers a quick and easy way to handle minor health problems without needing to see a doctor, including: sinusitis, sore throat, earache, infected insect bites, impetigo, shingles, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.

Our skilled pharmacists can deal with many common issues, providing fast and tailored care.

This service helps patients get better sooner, eases the load on primary care, and makes healthcare more focused on the patient’s needs. You can get quick advice, over-the-counter medicines, and sometimes prescriptions too.

This consultation is an NHS service and incurs no charge. However, if medication is prescribed and you are not exempt from prescription charges, you will be required to pay the standard fee of £9.65 for the medication.

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