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  • Bites and Scratches for Parents

    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.

  • Bug Bites and Stings for Teens

    Generally, insect bites and stings are harmless. Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.

  • Bug Bites and Stings for Parents

    Most bug bites and stings are just annoying. But some can cause infections and allergic reactions. It's important to know what to watch for, and when to get medical attention.

  • Preventing Dog Bites for Parents

    Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido.

  • First Aid: Animal Bites for Parents

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

  • First Aid: Tick Bites for Parents

    Some ticks carry harmful germs that can cause disease. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.

  • First Aid: Spider Bites for Parents

    Most spider bites cause mild reactions, but some can cause serious illness or allergic reactions. Here's what to do if you think your child was bitten by a spider.

  • How Can I Stop My Child From Biting Her Nails? for Parents

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Hey! A Flea Bit Me! for Kids

    A flea is a small (no bigger than the head of a pin) brown bug with a hard shell. Learn more about fleas and how they affect you in this fun article just for kids.

  • Hey! A Mosquito Bit Me! for Kids

    There are thousands of different kinds of mosquitoes in many different sizes and colors. Learn all about mosquitoes and how they bite you in this article.



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