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About First Aid Guides

Whether it's a medical emergency or minor injury, we've got the first-aid info you need.

First Aid: Allergic Reactions

Although most allergic reactions aren't serious, severe reactions can be life-threatening and can require immediate medical attention.

First Aid: Animal Bites

Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.

First Aid: Asthma Flare-Ups

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.

First Aid: Broken Bones

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

First Aid: Burns

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.

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.