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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.
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.
First Aid: Tick Bites
While most tick bites are harmless and don't require medical treatment, some ticks do carry harmful germs. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.
First Aid: Sunburn
Mild sunburn that causes redness or irritation can be treated at home, but severe sunburn requires medical attention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.