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    First Aid: Animal Bites

    Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can cause infection. Rarely, animal bites can cause rabies, a dangerous, life-threatening disease.

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    First Aid: Burns

    Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here’s what to do if your child is burned.

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    First Aid: Cuts

    Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts – or any wounds that won’t stop bleeding – need emergency medical treatment.

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    First Aid: Dehydration

    Kids can become dehydrated when their bodies lose very large amounts of fluids. It’s important to replenish fluid losses as quickly as possible.

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    First Aid: Heat Illness

    In hot weather, a child’s internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.

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    First Aid: Insect Stings and Bites

    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.

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    First Aid: Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac

    Mild rashes from poison ivy, oak, and sumac plants can be treated at home. But severe and widespread rashes require medical treatment.

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    First Aid: Spider Bites

    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.

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    First Aid: Sunburn

    You can treat mild sunburn at home. But severe sunburn needs medical attention. Here’s what to do.

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    First Aid: Tick Bites

    Some ticks carry harmful germs that can cause disease. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.

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