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First Aid and More

First Aid: Allergic Reactions

Most allergic reactions aren't serious, but severe reactions can be life-threatening and need medical care right away.

First Aid: Broken Bones

A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child fractured a bone.

First Aid: Chest Pains

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.

First Aid: Chickenpox

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.

First Aid: Choking

Choking can be a life-threatening emergency. Follow these steps if your child is choking.

First Aid: Common Cold

Kids can get up to eight colds a year - or more. The common cold sends more kids to the doctor than any other illness.

First Aid: Dislocations

A dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.

First Aid: Fainting

Fainting is a loss of consciousness that can be caused by many things. Here's what to do if your child faints or is about to faint.

First Aid: Falls

Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.

First Aid: Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are convulsions that happen in some children with fevers. They usually stop on their own after a few minutes and don't cause any other health problems.