Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn

By on November 16, 2010

It’s best to protect your child from sunburn with sunscreen and limited sun exposure. But if your little one gets burned anyway, he or she will need a little TLC.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to treat a child’s sunburn:

  • Get approval and dosage information from your child’s doctor, then give the child acetaminophen to ease pain.
  • Give your child a bath in cool water.
  • Put a cool compress on your child’s skin.
  • Have the child’s doctor evaluate and treat any sign of a serious burn, such as chills, fever, headache or blistering.
  • Monitor the child for signs of dehydration.

Source: HealthDay

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