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  • 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.

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever for Parents


    Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an infection spread by ticks. Find out more about it - including how to prevent it.

  • Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents


    Boy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun — yikes, that one is actually a tick! What should you do?

  • Lyme Disease for Parents


    Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If Lyme disease is diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, most people feel better quickly.

  • Sun Safety for Parents


    By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.

  • 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.

  • Diaper Rash for Parents


    Diaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.

  • Egg Allergy for Parents


    Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.

  • Dealing With Cuts for Parents


    Find out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.

  • A to Z: Tinea Corporis (Ringworm) for Parents


    Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a common skin infection that usually gets better with treatment.