Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn11/16/10
(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
- 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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