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:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||October 14, 2011|