Wound Drainage Culture for Parents
Doctors order wound drainage cultures when they suspect wounds are infected.
Wound Healing and Care for Parents
How well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it. Good home care is an important part of healing.
Wound Healing and Care for Teens
How well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.
Dealing With Cuts for Parents
Find out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.
Cuts, Scratches, and Scrapes for Teens
Most small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.
Tetanus for Parents
Tetanus (also called lockjaw) is a preventable disease that affects the muscles and nerves, usually due to a contaminated wound.
Abscess for Parents
An abscess is a sign of an infection, usually on the skin. Find out what to do if your child develops one.
Osteomyelitis for Parents
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that can happen when germs enter an open wound. The easiest way to prevent it is to keep skin clean.
Tetanus for Teens
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it's important to get immunized. Find out more.
When Does a Cut Need Stitches? for Parents
Find out what the experts have to say.