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  • Staph Infections for Parents


    When skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. But good hygiene can prevent many staph infections. Learn more.

  • MRSA for Parents


    MRSA is a type of bacteria that the usual antibiotics can't tackle anymore. Simple precautions can help protect your kids from becoming infected.

  • MRSA for Teens


    MRSA is a type of bacteria that the usual antibiotics can't tackle anymore. The good news is that there are some simple ways to protect yourself from being infected. Find out how.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome for Parents


    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection. TSS is a medical emergency - symptoms include sudden high fever, a faint feeling, diarrhea, headache, and muscle aches.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome for Teens


    Although toxic shock syndrome (TSS) can be serious, it's a very rare illness.

  • Bacteria & Viruses for Teens


    Common bacterial & viral infections.

  • Skin Biopsy for Teens


    In a skin biopsy, a doctor removes a tiny piece of skin tissue from a person's body so a lab can analyze it.

  • Bacterial & Viral Infections for Parents


    Learn about common childhood infections and how to treat them.

  • Eczema for Parents


    Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse. Fortunately, more than half of the kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they're teenagers.

  • Impetigo for Teens


    Impetigo is a skin infection caused by fairly common bacteria. Read this article to learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.