Sunburn in a child: the main rules of treatment

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Doctors recommend not to use sour cream.

In hot weather it is very easy to get sunburned, especially if you do not use sunscreen. First and foremost, it is important to protect the baby’s skin because it is more sensitive. On his page in Instagram dermatologist Svetlana Yakubovskaya told how to help the skin if it is inflamed, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Comments.

The expert wrote that to 6 months of children is generally not recommended to put directly at the sun. They have an imperfect system of melanogenesis (the melanin pigment is not formed, and the skin burns almost immediately). Besides sunburns increase the risk of developing melanoma (a pretty aggressive skin cancer).

About the sun burn may indicate the following symptoms: pain, redness, swelling, blisters, fever. If this happens, then it is necessary to lead the child into the shade or better even leave home.

Dermatologist advised to take a cool bath (10-15 minutes) or apply to the affected area of skin a cold compress. This will help to relieve inflammation and pain. Also let the baby drink plenty of water and do not lubricate the skin with cream or other fatty foods because they support the inflammation, in spite of the cooling effect.

If worried about a fever, pain or fever, then you should take medicines based on ibuprofen/paracetamol, depending on the age and weight of the child in the recommended dosages.