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

Kids' Health
7 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:

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