- Bites and Scratches
Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.
- Broken Bones, Sprains, and Strains
Broken bones and torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons happen. Find out what to do if your child experiences any breaks, strains, or sprains.
- Concussion Basics
The term concussion conjures up the image of a child knocked unconscious while playing sports. But concussions can happen with any head injury, often without any loss of consciousness.
- Dealing With Cuts
Most small cuts don't present any danger to your child. But bleeding from large cuts may require immediate medical treatment.
Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.
- Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature
Although it can be frightening when your child's temperature rises, fever itself causes no harm and can actually be a good thing - it's often the body's way of fighting infections.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Casts
Getting a cast often comes with plenty of questions. Read on for answers to some frequent inquiries many parents - and kids - may have about casts.
- Heat Illness
Active kids can be at risk for heat illness, which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. Learn how to prevent and treat heat illness.
- Seizure Basics
Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Find out what you need to know about seizures and what to do if your child has one.
- Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide
Boy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun - but wait, that one isn't a freckle at all. It's a tick. What should you do?
- What You Need to Know in an Emergency
In an emergency, it's hard to think clearly about your kids' health information. Here's what important medical information you should have handy, just in case.
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