Bug Bites

Is that bumpy red spot a mosquito or a spider bite? Identify bug bite types and learn the treatment for bug bite rash, swelling, redness, and itching. Plus, find out what to do if your child has an allergic reaction.

How Bad Will Lyme Disease Be This Year?

Parents, brace yourselves: Experts say 2017 will bring an abnormally high risk of tick-bourne Lyme disease.

Ultimate Guide to Bug Repellent for Kids

Protect your kids from bites and itches this summer with the best kid-safe bug repellent.

Treatments for Bug Bites and Stings

Not all little creatures are friendly -- some harass, bite, or sting. Our best advice: Steer clear of the baddies. (But here's what to do if you do get bitten.)

Lyme Disease: Separating Fact From Myth

Do you know your child's risk of getting Lyme disease? It's time to separate truth from fiction about this confusing illness.

Why You Should Be Worried About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a real threat to families across the U.S., especially during the months that children play outside most frequently. But there are steps parents can take to protect their kids.

CDC Releases New Guidelines on Treating Zika in Kids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat Zika in children.

Baby Care Basics: How to Treat Bug Bites

Bug bites and stings happen all the time, so it's important to know how to care for your little one if she gets a bite. Here's how to treat the most common types.

How to Treat Chigger Bites

Learn how to care for chigger bites and prevent a secondary infection. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Removing a Tick Safely

An expert explains the easiest way to remove a tick. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Home Remedies for Bug Bites

Soothe your kiddos' mosquito bites and other bug bites that itch, sting, and swell with these all-natural home remedies, most of which you can find in your kitchen!

Bug Off! Preventing & Treating Bug Bites and Stings

The latest advice on how to keep these insects from biting or stinging your child, from Parents magazine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

No-Panic Guide to Kids' Cooties

Scabies, lice, pinworms -- gross! Kids catch all sorts of nasty critters, thanks to their contact with other children, not-so-great hygiene, immature immune systems, and close proximity to the ground. But most bugs rarely pose any serious health hazards. Follow our list to spot, treat, and prevent common infections fast.

Watch: How To Remove a Tick

Follow these steps to take a tick off your child's body.

Zika May Harm Adults' Brains, Too, Not Just Babies'

Some adults infected with the Zika virus can develop a serious brain and nervous system disorder, according to new research.

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can be tough to diagnose, and sometimes even tougher to treat. Here, tactics to prevent Lyme disease, and keep your child safe.

Study Confirms Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage in Developing Babies

Zika does cause brain damage in developing babies, but not enough people know this or other key facts about the virus.

3 Tips to Stay Safe From Zika Virus

Spend less time worrying about health concerns like the Zika virus and keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay with our three-step plan.

Parents Post Scary Video to Warn Others About 'Tick Paralysis' in Kids

They want to educate others about tick paralysis, especially because if it's caught quickly, symptoms can reside within 24 hours of the tick being removed.

After Losing Daughter to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, This Family Is Spreading Awareness About the Tick-Borne Illness

The family of a toddler who passed away this week is speaking out to warn other parents about the dangers of tick bites and symptoms of the serious illness that took their daughter.

This Mom is Warning Parents to Be on the Lookout for Seed Ticks

After her little girl was covered in almost 150 seed ticks, this mom wants us all to know what to look for to help keep our little ones safe.

Every Parent Should Read This Nurse's Lyme Disease Warning

After her daughter developed a scary, atypical version of the disease, this mom took to Facebook to share her story and help raise awareness.

8 Home Remedies for Soothing Bug Bites

The next time your kid gets stung by an irate bee or a swarm of mosquitoes, look no further than your kitchen for relief. Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., a pediatric dermatologist in Beverly Hills, shares all-natural secrets for relieving itching, stinging, and swelling--fast.

How To Remove a Tick

Follow these steps to take a tick off your child's body.