As long as there are playful children who like to climb trees and run around fearlessly, there will be no shortage of “ouchies” that accompany their stunts. Almost all the time, parents can handle such minor injuries themselves without seeking the help of medical professionals. However, parents don't always know the best way to manage these injuries. Occasionally, a failure to do the right thing will do nothing worse than prolong the healing process. Other measures, however, can worsen the wound and cause infections.

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