It may be cooler out there Thursday, but don't let that fool you. You still need to protect your kids from sunburn.
The Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau recommends all children wear a sunscreen with and SPF of at least 30, but children with fair skin should wear higher protection.
You should also make sure the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. And make sure to re-apply every half hour, even if it's waterproof.
If your child does get a sunburn, the best way to ease the pain is with a cool bath or cloth. You should avoid using any greasy ointments, and stick to a soothing aloe vera gel. If you child becomes nauseous or lethargic, or if the burn looks infected, you should have it looked at by a medical professional.
Here are some summer safety tips:
For more tips, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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