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Although most allergic reactions aren't serious, severe reactions can be life-threatening and can require immediate medical attention.
Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.
During a flare-up or attack, it's hard to breathe. While some flare-ups are mild, others can be life threatening, so it's important to deal with them right away.
A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child fractured a bone.
Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here's what to do if your child is burned.
Chest pain can be caused by many things, but it is rarely a sign of heart trouble in children. Here's what to do about it.
Chickenpox (varicella) has become less common in the U.S. due to the chickenpox vaccine, but it can easily spread from one person to another.
Choking can be a life-threatening emergency. Follow these steps if your child is choking.
Kids can get up to eight colds a year - or more. The common cold sends more kids to the doctor than any other illness.
Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.