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Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn

Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn


(HealthDay News) -- 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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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