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.
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Burns?
It’s not only fire that can burn you, but many everyday items. Here’s what you can do to stay safe.
When to Call 911 About a Childhood Emergency
How do you know if your child is having a medical emergency? WebMD offers a guide to conditions that require immediate care.
Swallowed Object Treatment
Button batteries, pins, fishbones, balloons-all these items and more are swallowed by adults and children by accident or on purpose.
An Overview of First Aid Kits
Do you have a first aid kit? Is it kept in the right place with the right up-to-date items? WebMD tells you if your kit passes the test.
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.