Virtual PRG
School Road, Mawsley,
Kettering, NN14 1SN
enquiries@mawsleymedical.co.uk
Telephone us on  01536 791300

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

 

ARE YOU A CARER?

Why not join Mawsley and Broughton Carers Group?

You will be able to chat with other carers over tea or coffee and hear from relevant speakers who understand the challenges you face. 

 

Next meeting will be in January and will be advertised here.

All welcome - you do not need to be a patient.

 

IF YOU ARE CALLING TO REQUEST BLOOD RESULTS PLEASE CALL AFTER 10AM TO ALLOW THE STAFF TO DEAL WITH CALLS REQUESTING SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS - THANK YOU

Practice closure dates for staff training - Surgery and dispensary will close at 12pm on these days 

 

 

5 December

16 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

3 April 2019

15 May 2019

12 June 2019

10 July 2019

11 September 2019

9 October 2019

13 November 2019

4 December 2019

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEALTH EDUCATIONAL TALKS ? SIGN UP AT www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-members/ or email membership.manager@kgh.nhs.uk

TALKS AVAILABLE ON GOUT, ORTHOPEDICS, 120 YEARS OF KGH, ARTHRITUS, CARDIOLOGY

SURGERY OPENING TIMES
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 7.30PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends
DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES
Monday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Tuesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Thursday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends

 

Insect Bites and Stings

Introduction
Most reactions are mild, causing little more than an annoying itching or stinging sensation and a mild swelling. If you are allergic to bee or wasp stings, a sting to any part of the body can always be dangerous. It may trigger a severe allergic reaction.


Symptoms
Reactions pointing to such an allergy are:

  • Becoming generally unwell
  • Swollen lips and eyes
  • Generalised itching, possibly a rash
  • Problems with breathing, such as wheezing and chest tightness.

Treatment: What you can do for yourself
Most insect bites do not need any treatment. You can treat an irritating itch with an ointment available from the chemists. Put some vinegar onto the spot where a wasp has stung. With a bee sting carefully remove the sting with a pair of tweezers without pressing on the venom sac. If a tick will not come off remove it by smearing it with some Vaseline or butter. This blocks it’s breathing and forces it to let go, though it may take a few hours. Do not attempt to just pull it out, because it might break the head from the body and it will be harder to remove the head from the skin.

Contact your doctor if:

  • You have signs of an allergy
  • The bite becomes infected (bigger) and despite antiseptic cream, the redness spreads.
  • If you become unwell with a fever
  • You have a tick bite which you can’t remove, or redness develops in the area of the bite/sting.

If shortly after the bite:

  • You get wheezy
  • You are becoming unwell
  • You get blisters or a rashes on your body

This may trigger a severe reaction

The symptoms of such an allergy are:

  • Swollen lips and eyelids
  • Itching
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Aches/pains (wheezing)
  • Feeling unwell
  • Becoming pale and fainting. 

http://patient.info/health/insect-bites-and-stings-leaflet