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Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts – or any wounds that won’t stop bleeding – need emergency medical treatment.
Kids can become dehydrated when their bodies lose very large amounts of fluids. It’s important to replenish fluid losses as quickly as possible.
In hot weather, a child’s internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.
Being stung by a bug is often just irritating and doesn’t require medical treatment. But kids who are highly allergic to stings may need emergency medical care.
Mild rashes from poison ivy, oak, and sumac plants can be treated at home. But severe and widespread rashes require medical treatment.
Most spider bites cause mild reactions, but some can cause serious illness or allergic reactions. Here’s what to do if you think your child was bitten by a spider.
You can treat mild sunburn at home. But severe sunburn needs medical attention. Here’s what to do.
Some ticks carry harmful germs that can cause disease. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.
That weird ear-popping sensation is a normal part of air travel. Here’s how to help equalize the air pressure in your child’s ears to prevent or decrease ear pain.
Active kids can be at risk for heat illness, which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. Learn how to prevent and treat heat illness.
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With all the options out there, choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. Here’s what you need to know.
Frolicking in the ocean is a summertime rite of passage, but a jellyfish sting can spoil the fun. Here’s how to handle it if someone in your family gets zapped by one of these mysterious sea creatures.
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.
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Keep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.
By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.
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With some careful planning, kids with asthma can enjoy all the benefits of a trip away from home.
Here’s how to prepare kids before you leave so that you both feel more comfortable when you need to travel without them.
Kids need constant supervision around water – whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here’s how to keep them safe.
A family camping trip can be an enjoyable experience with a little preparation.