Slideshow: How Does My Wound Heal, and How Do I Treat It?
Find out the stages of healing for minor cuts and wounds, and learn how to treat them.
Slideshow: Snakebite Symptoms and Treatment
Snakebites: What You Need to Know Rare, But Serious Snakebites aren’t very common in the U.S., even for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. And most snakes in North America aren’t venomous, meaning you don’t get poison from them if they do bite. You’re much more likely to get struck by lightning than die from one. Still, it’s best to avoid them and to treat any bite as a medical emergency. Treatment: First Aid If you’ve been bitten by a snake, get medical help right away. To help someone with a snakebite:Take off all jewelry and
Slideshow: Broken Bones and How They Heal
Within hours of breaking a bone, your body’s already started to repair itself. Learn how bones heal and what you can expect during recovery.
Slideshow: Anatomy of a Bruise
We all get them once in a while -- find out more about why they change colors, why some people bruise more easily, and what you can do about them.
Slideshow: When Should You Call 911?
It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a minor bump on the head and a serious head injury. Here are some situations that need medical help right away.
Slideshow: Wound Care Dos and Don'ts
Test your first aid knowledge about how to care for scrapes, cuts, and burns. WebMD clears up myths about cleaning and covering injuries.
Slideshow: Caring for Wounds
Ouch! Got a scrape or cut? WebMD shows you quick home-care first aid tips to help you heal.
Slideshow: Bandaging Injuries From Head to Toe
Learn the best way to cover or wrap a scrape, cut, sprain, blister, or burn. WebMD shows you which first aid bandages will stay put for hard-to-cover injuries.
Slideshow: 8 Essential on-the-Go First Aid Kit Items
See which first aid items to pack in your purse or car. WebMD shows you the basics to treat minor scrapes, cuts, and stings when you're on the go.