6 Sunburn-Soothing Tips for Kids (& What Not to Do)! by Dr. Hannah Chow-Johnson

Kids' Health
6 years ago

6 Sunburn-Soothing Tips for Kids (& What Not to Do)!

Try as we might, sometimes a child may get a sunburn. What to do? Here are a few things that may help soothe a child’s sunburn – and what not to do! 

  • Take a bath in clear, tepid water. 
  • Dab plain Calamine lotion on the skin, but not one with added antihistamine. 
  • Keep your child out of the sun until the burn heals. 
  • Do not use medicated creams such as hydrocortisone or benzocaine unless advised by your doctor.
  • Don’t put alcohol on the skin as it can over-cool it. 
  • You also could try putting vinegar on the burn. Your child may smell like a pickle, but it can bring relief. 

Here are some products to help keep your child from getting that sunburn in the first place:

Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 $17
Mineral- based SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and glides on smooth for effortless application.
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 $6
Superior protection you can apply directly to wet skin.
Banana Boat Baby Sunscreen Tear-Free Sting-Free Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50 $9
Baby tear-free sting-free SPF 50 lotion lets your baby smile into the warmth of the sun. No stinging, no tearing.
Calamine Lotion $5
The healthy skin care solution for skin protections, drying agent and itch relief.

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