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Topic Index - Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings

Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings Home

Minor Problem vs. a True Emergency

Preventing Injuries - How You Can Help Your Child

First-Aid Kit

Household Safety Checklist

Emergency Contact Information

Bites and Stings

Insect Bites

Insect Stings

Snake Bites

Minor Cuts, Scrapes, and Skin Wounds

Superficial Injuries to the Face and Head

Eye Trauma

Muscle and Joint Injuries

Thermal Injuries


Animal Bites

Treatment for Human Bites

Why Young Children Bite

Facts About Animal Bites

Treatment for Dog and Cat Bites and Scratches


Cat Scratch Disease

Fleas, Mites, and Chiggers

Tick Bites

Spider Bites

Tick Bites Overview

Lyme Disease

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Minor Injuries Overview




Lacerations Without Stitches

Lacerations with Stitches

Puncture Wounds

Small Cuts and Scrapes


Superficial Injuries Overview

Cuts and Wounds of the Face

Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Airway

Cuts and Wounds of the Mouth and Lips

Cuts and Wounds of the External Ear

Cuts and Wounds of the Nose

Insects in the Ear

Injuries to the Teeth


Anatomy of the Eye

Avoiding Eye Injuries

Cosmetic Safety for Contact Lens Wearers

Corneal Abrasions

Chemical Burns of the Eye

Bruising or Black Eye (Ecchymosis)

Fractures of the Orbit

Eyelid Lacerations

Foreign Bodies in the Eye

Blood in the Eye (Hyphema)

Sprains and Strains

Nursemaid's Elbow

Tennis Elbow


Heat-Related Illnesses (Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke)


Facts About Poisons

First-Aid for Poisoning

Childproof Your Home for Poisons

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Lead Poisoning

Mushroom Poisoning in Children