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.
About First Aid Guides for Parents
Whether it's a medical emergency or minor injury, we've got the first-aid info you need.
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.
Printable Safety Guides for Parents
First aid and other guidance for emergency situations.
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.
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.
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.
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.