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  • What's Sweat?

    Everybody sweats. Find out why perspiration happens in this article for kids.

  • What's a Bruise?

    Have you ever had a bruise that turned a bunch of different colors before it went away? Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Word! Acne

    Acne is the name for those red bumps called pimples that a lot of kids and teens get on their skin.

  • Food Allergies

    Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Hey! A Chigger Bit Me!

    Chiggers are a tiny red type of mite. Learn more about itchy chiggers in this article.

  • Hey! A Brown Recluse Spider Bit Me!

    The brown recluse spider is one of six poisonous kinds of spiders in the United States. Learn more about the brown recluse spider.

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a virus that causes red, itchy bumps. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Cool Cast Facts

    Some injuries will heal best if a cast or splint is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.

  • Word! Rash

    A rash is when skin gets irritated — red, bumpy, scaly, blistered, or itchy. Lots of things can cause rashes.

  • Word! Pimple

    Your skin has many tiny holes called pores.



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