HOW TO TREAT A SUNBURN | WITH DR. SANDRA LEE
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Protect sunburned skin by dressing your child in lightweight, tightly woven clothing that blocks the sun. It’s not a bad idea, if possible, to stay out of the sun for a bit, especially after a bad sunburn. Do some fun indoor activities instead.
Treating sunburns When your young child has a sunburn, your goal is to minimize dehydration and reduce discomfort from skin burning sensations. Encourage your child to drink clear fluids to prevent dehydration, and pay close attention to their wet diapers. If they start to lessen or their urine smells strong or appears dark, you may need to. If your child’s burn is just red, warm, and painful, you can treat it yourself. Apply cool compresses to the burned areas or bathe the child in cool water.
You also can give acetaminophen to help relieve the pain. (Check the package for appropriate dosage for her age and weight.). Soak a clean, soft washcloth in cool water, wring it out, and gently place it on the sunburned area for ten to 15 minutes a few times a day, making sure your child doesn’t get chilled. Try a cool (not cold) bath. To make the bath more soothing, add baking soda or an oatmeal-based bath treatment (found in drugstores). KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Sunburns are painful and some are serious enough to send kids to the hospital.
Dr. Shannon Cohen from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital stopped by the WATE 6 On Your. Use an infant or child-strength over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for children ages 6 months and older.
Follow the dosing instructions on. Specific treatment for sunburn will be determined by your child’s healthcare provider and may depend on the severity of the sunburn. In general, call your child’s healthcare provider if: The sunburn. Call a doctor if: The burn has blisters or the skin looks white or feels numb. These are symptoms of a serious sunburn.
Rehydrate: Replace body fluids with water, juice, or sports drinks. Replace body fluids with water, juice, or sports drinks. Treat Symptoms Apply aloe or over-the-counter.
Mild sunburn can often be treated at home. If after being out in the sun you see that your child’s skin is red, soothe your child’s sunburn by applying a cool compress to the affected area giving your child a cooling bath. Sunburn Remedies for Babies and Toddlers While you can do everything to keep your child safe from the sun, sometimes sunburns happen.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make your little one feel a bit more comfortable: Use a cool compress.
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