Help, my baby has sunburn!

By December 5, 2013Skin

If your baby is under the age of 6 months they shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight 감염 게임 다운로드. If they are older than 6 months it’s vital that you keep them protected from the sun – make sure they wear a high SPF sunblock specially formulated for delicate skin, and cover their skin with protective clothing. Babies and infants have incredibly sensitive skin, and sunburn easily, so take care.

If, for whatever reason, your baby suffers a sunburn, here’s what you need to remember and act fast on:

  • If your baby is under one year old, sunburn should be treated as a medical emergency – so call your doctor immediately or get them to a hospital as soon as possible.
  • If your child is over the age of one, call your doctor immediately if they are in pain, there is blistering on the skin, they’re lethargic or they have a fever over 38.3 °C.
  • Sunburn can cause dehydration, and it happens very quickly in young children. Give your child water or juice to replace body fluids, especially if they aren’t urinating regularly.
  • Give them a bath in clean, cool water – to help cool the skin.
  • A light moisturising lotion can help soothe the skin, but don’t rub it in. If the skin is painful to the touch, try a cooling spray instead.
  • Keep your child out of the sun entirely until the sunburn heals

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