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Illnesses & Injuries

  • Blisters

    Ouch! What are blisters? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Broken Bones

    What happens when you break a bone?

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can make your hands feel numb and tingly. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Casts

    Some injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.

  • Cold Sores

    You may have had a cold sore, but what are they exactly? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Eczema

    Everybody has dry skin once in a while, but eczema is more than just that. If your skin is dry, itchy, red, sore, and scaly, you may have eczema. Learn more about this uncomfortable condition and what you can to do stop itching!

  • Getting the Wind Knocked Out of You

    Whoosh! Did you ever get the wind knocked out you? Find out why it happens in this article for kids.

  • Going to a Physical Therapist

    Physical therapy uses exercises and other special treatments to help people move their bodies. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • How Broken Bones Heal

    Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Here's how.

  • Indigestion

    Got tummy troubles? Indigestion is a common condition that many people - even kids - have at one time or another. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Jellyfish

    Jellyfish can sting swimmers - ouch! Find out more about these quietly creepy sea creatures.

  • Nosebleeds

    Ever get a nosebleed? Lots of kids have had at least one. To learn more, follow your nose to this article for kids.

  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it - and the other plants that can make you itch - in this article for kids.

  • Rashes

    Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!

  • Scars

    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!

  • Splinters

    Don't let a splinter ruin a perfectly good day. Find out what to do if you get one.

  • Splints

    A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a break.

  • Stitches

    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.

  • Stomachaches

    Ugh. Bellyaches. Find out what causes tummy trouble in this article for kids.

  • Swimmer's Ear

    You swam! You splashed! And now you have it: swimmer's ear.

  • Warts

    Nobody likes a wart. Find out why kids get them and how to get rid of them.

  • What a Pain! Kids and Growing Pains

    Growing pains are for real. Usually they happen when kids are between the ages of 3 and 12.

  • Hey! A Bedbug Bit Me!

    A bedbug is a small, flat, reddish-brown bug that can be found in homes all over the world. Learn more about bedbugs.

  • Hey! A Bee Stung Me!

    Bee, or honeybee, is the word many people use to describe any flying insect that has wings and a stinger. Learn more about bees.

  • Hey! A Black Widow Spider Bit Me!

    The black widow spider is one of six poisonous kinds of spiders in the United States. Learn more about them!

  • Hey! A Brown Recluse Spider Bit Me!

    The brown recluse spider is one of six poisonous kinds of spiders in the United States. Learn more about the brown recluse spider.

  • Hey! A Chigger Bit Me!

    Chiggers are a tiny red type of mite. Learn more about itchy chiggers in this article.

  • Hey! A Fire Ant Stung Me!

    Fire ants think they're hot stuff. Learn how to handle them in this article for kids.

  • Hey! A Flea Bit Me!

    A flea is a small (no bigger than the head of a pin) brown bug with a hard shell. Learn more about fleas and how they affect you in this fun article just for kids.

  • Hey! A Gnat Bit Me!

    A gnat is a very tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin. Learn more about gnats.

  • Hey! A Louse Bit Me!

    Lice need to suck blood to survive, and they sometimes live on people's heads and lay eggs in their hair. Get the lowdown on lice in this article.

  • Hey! A Mosquito Bit Me!

    There are thousands of different kinds of mosquitoes in many different sizes and colors. Learn all about mosquitoes and how they bite you in this article.

  • Hey! A Scorpion Stung Me!

    Scorpions are about three inches long (about the length of a crayon), with eight legs and a small pair of claws that look like crabs' claws. Read all about them.

  • Hey! A Tarantula Bit Me!

    A tarantula is a black, hairy spider that is about two to three inches long. Learn all about spiders and tarantulas in this fun article for kids.

  • Hey! A Tick Bit Me!

    A tick attaches itself to the skin of a person or animal and sucks blood. If you have a dog, it may have picked up a tick before! Learn more about ticks in this article for kids.

  • Flu

    The flu is a virus that can make you sick for a week or longer. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Adenoids and Adenoidectomies

    Just what are adenoids? And why do kids sometimes have to get their adenoids removed? Get the answers here.

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a virus that causes red, itchy bumps. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Colds

    More than 200 viruses can cause colds. Because there are so many, there isn't a vaccination to prevent you from getting colds. Fortunately, your body already has the best cold cure — your immune system.

  • Constipation

    If you aren't pooping like usual, you could be constipated.

  • Food Allergies

    Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Food Poisoning

    Did you ever eat something that made you feel ooky? It might have been food poisoning.

  • Having Your Tonsils Taken Out

    Sometimes tonsils need to be removed, but how is it done? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Headaches

    Lots of kids have headaches from time to time. Find out more about headaches in this article for kids.

  • Lyme Disease

    The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Find out more about this disease and how to keep those ticks away.

  • Pinkeye

    Pinkeye is the most common eye problem kids can have. It causes redness, itching, inflammation, and pus to collect in the eyes.

  • Pinworms

    It's gross to think about but did you know that tiny worm eggs could be under your fingernails? Learn more about how to protect yourself from getting pinworms.

  • Strep Throat

    Strep throat gives you a sore throat and makes it hard to swallow. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • The Flu: Stop the Spread

    Follow these tips to help prevent the spread of the flu.

  • Tonsillitis

    If your tonsils get infected, it can make your throat feel very sore. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Are Head Lice?

    Lice are tiny insects that live in a person's hair. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Is an Ear Infection?

    A middle ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get in your middle ear and cause trouble. Read this article to find out more.

  • What's a Fever?

    What are fevers? Why do kids get them? Get the facts on temperatures and fevers in this article for kids.

  • What's Mono?

    Kissing is just one of the ways that someone can spread mononucleosis. Most people who get mono are teens or young adults, but kids can get it too.

  • What's Puke?

    Did you ever toss your cookies? That means throw up, or puke. It's gross, but just about everyone has done it. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • When Sinuses Attack!

    Sinuses are hollow spaces in your head that can fill with mucus when you're all stuffed up. Find out more in this article for kids.

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