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  • How to Treat Lice

    What is Lice Lice are parasitic insects. Several different kinds of lice live on humans. Head lice live on the scalp, and pubic lice live in pubic hair and sometimes on eyelashes. Head lice and pubic lice are actually different species. Head...

  • Pinworms – Symptoms and Treatment

    What Are Pinworms Pinworms are a common complaint in preschool and school aged children. Children with pinworms often have intense itching of the anus, especially at night. The itching is actually part of the worm’s normal life-cycle. Children become infested with pinworms...

  • What to do if a Tick Bites You

    What are Ticks Ticks are small insect-like creatures that live by sucking blood from an animal or human host. They are not actually insects, but are more closely related to spiders, centipedes, and crabs. Most ticks live outdoors, where they breed,...

  • Ticks


    Through its bite, a Tick can transmit a variety of organisms (e.g., bacteria, virus) to humans that cause a wide array of infectious diseases in children. The most common diseases caused by tick bites include Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and...

  • Stinging insects

    Stinging insects

    Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets and Ants all belong to the same class of insects but Ants will be covered separately because of some important differences from the others. Children have a tendency to aggravate these insects through agitated movement...

  • Spring and Summer Safety Tips

    Spring and Summer Safety Tips

    With the cold, dark days of winter behind us, the warmth of spring brings us all outside for fun in the sun. Keep your family safe while on spring break, a summer trip or just hanging out in the yard...

  • Spider bites

    Spider bites

    Well, I imagine if you do not like snakes you are probably not very fond of spiders either. Fortunately, of the thousands of different types of poisonous spiders in the US, only a few have fangs long and tough enough to pierce human skin; two of these will be discussed.

  • Snakebites


    If you are like most people, you are probably not very fond of snakes, poisonous or not. Considering many kids at some point in time express their love for all creatures and voice a desire to be a veterinarian, their curiosity and naivety may put them in a precarious situation next to a poisonous, or venomous, snake.

  • Rabies


    What is rabies? Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The rabies virus is found in the saliva and brain tissue of infected (rabid) animals. The rabies virus does not live in the blood of animals. Fortunately deaths...

  • Ticks


    American Dog tick Deer tick Rocky Mountain wood tick Lyme disease Tick removal