Relieve sunburn in children with Plouf
Your child has sunburned? What should you do?
What is a sunburn?
A sunburn is a burn from significant exposure to the sun’s UVB rays. Before having a sunburn, there is the tan which is a defense reaction against solar aggression. Beyond tanning, sunburn destroys thousands of skin cells.
For adults, a sunburn is less dangerous than for a child. But why? The skin of a child is much thinner but above all it does not have the defences that an adult has. Pour l’adulte, un
Of course, like everyone else, not all children react the same way to the sun. For example, if your child has dark skin, it will still be necessary to protect it from the sun’s rays so as not to tap into its solar capital which he will have for the rest of his life. He will not renew himself.
Can we ID the sunburn immediately?
There are two types of sunburn:
• First degree burn. These are blister-free redness.
• Second-degree burns. These are water blisters that should not be pierced. They may become infected.
The second type is the most concerning, and a doctor should be called as soon as possible.
When should I call a doctor?
Before calling a doctor, check that it is not a first degree burn however if it is a second degree consult immediately.
• Dehydration see our article: Recognizing and preventing dehydration in children.
Effective grandmother recipes:
It has soothing properties but it is also used as anti-inflammatory and healing. Put the dried lavender in a fine cloth and place it at the bottom of the tub. Leave your child in the water for 10 to 15 minutes.
It has calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Apply a thick layer of yogurt to the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes before removing it with fresh water.
Everyone knows the many beneficial properties of aloe for the body. Indeed, it is healing and softening. Place organic gel in a jar on the burns and when the skin has absorbed the gel, replace it in another layer.
The tomato slices
Natural antioxidant, they help rebuild the epidermis and relieve burning. Place the washers on the sunburn and leave on for a few minutes.
Some tips to protect your child from the sun:
• Use sunscreen with 50+ protection.
• Apply sunscreen every 2 hours or more depending on the amount of sunshine - from head to toe - and after every swim
• Put your child in the shade most often
• Wear a hat, sunglasses
• Never leave your child naked, wear loose clothing. UV bathing suits should cover his arms and thighs.
The Plouf swimsuit is also anti-UV, so don’t forget to protect your arms and thighs with sunscreen.
Find our anti-UV swimsuits here and tell us what you think about them!
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