Related Conditions and Treatments
An abrasion is a superficial rub or wearing off of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or a brush burn.
An ankle sprain is a stretch injury of the ligaments that support the ankle.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning happens because of excess exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), a poisonous, colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is produced from the incomplete burning of fuels that contain carbon.
Eye injuries can be serious and are usually quite painful. They are a common cause of vision loss in children.
Facial Cuts and Wounds
Facial cuts and wounds can occur by a child while playing, climbing, or during sports activities.
A fracture is a break in the bone that occurs when more force is applied to the bone than the bone can withstand.
Head or Brain Injury
Head injury is a broad term that describes many different types of conditions — ranging from bumps and bruises to concussions, skull fractures, and serious brain injuries.
Heat Cramps, Exhaustion, and Stroke
Heat-related illnesses happen when a person is exposed to abnormal or prolonged amounts of heat and humidity without relief or adequate fluids.
Learn more about hydration from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Lead poisoning occurs when lead — once a common ingredient in paint and still used in batteries, pipes, pottery, and some cosmetics — builds up in the body. Learn more from Boston Children's Hospital.
A child is in respiratory distress when he or she has difficulty breathing.
Small Cuts and Scrapes
Most cuts and scrapes are minor injuries that can be treated at home.
Splinters are sharp slivers of wood, glass, or other debris that is lodged underneath the skin.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains are ligament injuries resulting from wrenching or twisting a joint. Strains are injuries to a muscle or tendon.
Tennis elbow is an injury to the tendons attaching the forearm muscles to the outer part of the elbow.
Tetanus is an acute, sometimes fatal, disease of the central nervous system, caused by the toxin of the tetanus bacterium.