Children's days are filled with running, jumping, bicycling, sports, and other fun activities that keep them active and "on-the-go" from morning until night. Along with the fun comes an occasional cut, bruise, or tumble. Luckily, most of these injuries are not serious and can be handled with some simple first-aid interventions at home. However, there are times when a doctor's care is needed.
Specific treatment for skin wounds and injuries will be determined by your child's doctor. In general, call your child's doctor for skin injuries that are:
Also call your child's doctor if:
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Online Resources of Common Childhood Injuries & Poisonings