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 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.
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.
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.
Athlete's Foot for Parents
Athlete's foot is a common fungal skin infection. It's generally easy to treat and prevent.
Athlete's Foot for Teens
Although the name athlete's foot sounds funny, if you have this skin infection, you're probably not laughing. The good news is that it is generally easy to treat.
Impetigo for Teens
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by fairly common bacteria. Read this article to learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.