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  • 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.