Childhood Hazards Directory
An emergency situation with children can be terrifying. There seem to be a thousand hazardous things lurking around your home or your child's school. From choking and burns to head injuries and drowning, as a parent you need to be prepared. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to handle childhood emergencies, tips for prevention, and much more.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Children
If an infant or child is gasping or not breathing, start CPR immediately. WebMD takes you through first aid steps for restoring normal breathing while you wait for emergency help.
WebMD walks you through the steps for emergency treatment of choking
Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years-Topic Overview
This topic advises parents and caregivers on ways to help prevent illness and accidental injuries in babies and young children. It is not able or meant to cover every risk that faces a child. However, the topic addresses many of the most common hazards so you can help minimize the risk of infections and injuries and identify areas and situations that can be dangerous for a child up to 2 years of .
Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver)-Adult or Child Older Than 1 Year
If a person older than 1 year is choking:Stand behind the person and wrap your arms around his or her waist. If the person is standing, place one of your feet between his or her legs so you can support the person if he or she faints.Make a fist with one hand. Place the thumb side of your fist against the person's belly, just above the belly button but well below the breastbone. See Illustration ..
What's Irritating Your Child's Eyes?
Avoiding irritating fumes that can make eyes red and watery.
Young Skin Care: Natural Makeup and Cosmetic Ingredients That Matter
Tips for healthy skin care for your teen.
Cleaning Your Home Without Harsh Chemicals
Tips on keeping your house germ-free.
What Chemicals Are in Your Personal Care Products?
Many personal care products contain controversial chemicals. What do experts say about making healthy choices?
Video: How to Treat a Burn
Six steps to soothe your skin after a painful burn.
Kids and Toxic Chemicals
Young children can easily transfer toxic substances from hands to mouth if proper precautions aren’t taken.
Household Hazards for Babies
You’ve baby-proofed your home, but there still may be dangers within reach of your child.