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What kind of skin reactions might my child have to a bite or sting?

Your child may have one or more of the following  skin reactions:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Itching around bite/sting or other skin areas
  • Hives around the bite/sting or covering other skin areas

Skin reactions are often uncomfortable, but are not dangerous. Even when widespread, these reactions usually do not mean your child is at risk for a serious reaction to future bites or stings. Talk with your child’s doctor to be sure.

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