Sunburn in a young child
Children’s skin is less protected than adult. Toddlers under three are more at risk of being charred than older children. A child can get a sunburn in as little as 5 to 10 minutes of being in the active sun. If a toddler’s skin is light, he is even more susceptible to burnout than a snarky toddler.
Symptoms of burnout can be seen on the infant’s skin by evening or even the next day in the morning. At the same time, his skin blushes and the baby becomes very hot, his health condition deteriorates, body temperature increases can be observed, skin areas that are affected become sufficient painful. A child is hurt when he touches another person’s bed or skin. The kid cries, can’t sleep, doesn’t eat. Later, red spots with small navels appear on the body, but not in all cases.
After 2 days, the child becomes lighter and the injured skin begins to come off.
How to help a child burned in direct sunlight
If the baby suffered a minor burn, it is possible to help him at home, not seeking help from a doctor. But you have to know exactly what first aid measures need to be taken. Remember that the first thing on the affected places is to apply a cool compress and change it as you heat up, while monitoring the well-being of the baby.
There is a very famous folk remedy such as applying sour cream or kefir on burns. Cover the burned surface of your child’s skin with these products and they will perfectly help cool it. A
great remedy is also cool green tea, they too can handle baby skin.
It has long been known that moisturize, relieve itching and cool the skin such products and herbs as eucalyptus, chamomile (with them you can do baths or simply wipe body decoction), cucumber juice and sheets of white-cabbage.
In addition, today there is a mass of medicines, ointments and sprays that can be found in pharmacies, but it is important to know if your child is not allergic to some drugs.
If there is an increase in temperature in the baby, knock it down better with paracetamol, it will help also relieve pain syndrome and calm the child.
Once the affected infant becomes easier, it is worth continuing to monitor his condition and offer abundant drinking. However, in case of deterioration, urgently seek qualified help from medical professionals.