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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 transmitted 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 diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, Lyme disease in kids is almost always treatable.

  • Sun Safety for Parents

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

  • Bedbugs for Teens

    Bedbugs are in the news because of recent infestations. Learn the telltale signs of these irritating pests - and how to deal with a bite.

  • Burns for Parents

    Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.

  • 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.

  • Evaluate Your Child's Lyme Disease Risk for Parents

    The risk of getting Lyme disease from a tick bite is very low. But it's important to know about Lyme disease, especially if you live in certain areas.