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Most small cuts aren’t a danger to kids. But larger cuts often need immediate medical treatment. Depending on the type of wound and its location, there’s a risk of damage to tendons and nerves.
Call your doctor or get immediate medical care for all large or cuts or tears, or if:
If you have any doubt about whether stitches are needed, call your doctor.
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues that can affect any area of the body. It begins in an area of broken skin, like a cut or scratch.
Cellulitis is a skin infection that involves areas of tissue just below the skin’s surface. It can affect any part of the body, but it’s most common on exposed areas, such as the face, arms, or lower legs.
Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts – or any wounds that won’t stop bleeding – need emergency medical treatment.
Most small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home – and when to get medical help.
Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.
When skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. But good hygiene can prevent many staph infections. Learn more.
You may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!
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.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
Although they can be serious, nosebleeds are common in children ages 3 to 10 years and most stop on their own.
A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.
Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.
Just about everyone has had one of these on their knee. Find out how scabs help you heal.
Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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