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  • Infections That Pets Carry for Parents


    Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.

  • Bites and Scratches for Parents


    Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.

  • Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.) - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Learn about rashes and other conditions caused by fungal infections.

  • Cat Scratch Disease for Parents


    Cat scratch disease is an infection that causes swelling of the lymph nodes after a cat scratch or bite. Learn about signs and symptoms, prevention, treatment, and more.

  • Parasitic Infections (Worms, Lice, etc.) - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    From bedbugs to head lice, find out how to treat these common pests.

  • Infections - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Every child gets sick from time to time. When your child isn't feeling well, you'll want to know how to recognize the symptoms, how to help, and when to call the doctor. Find out what you need to know about all the common and not-so-common infections.

  • Salmonella Infections for Parents


    Salmonellosis is a foodborne illness caused by the bacteria salmonella. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache.

  • Skin Infections & Rashes - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents


    Common illnesses that affect the skin.

  • Preventing Dog Bites for Parents


    Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido.

  • First Aid: Animal Bites for Parents


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