A large skin reaction involves swelling and redness that spreads away
from the site of the bite or sting. It may involve an entire limb or a broad
area of the body. A large skin reaction is defined as swelling across two major
joints, such as from the elbow to the shoulder.
Signs of a large skin reaction include the following:
The reaction is usually at its worst after 48
The reaction may last as long as 7 days.
and nausea may be present.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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