Sun Burn

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by CrAzYStaRR, May 10, 2004.

  1. CrAzYStaRR

    CrAzYStaRR Member

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    My 2 year old came back from her grandparents this weekend with a sunburn. Her little face is red (she looks like a racoon) and her tops of her arms are red. What can I put on them to help take the red away?
    I have cold cream, noxema, and an aloe plant.
    She isn't acting like it hurts, and it's not really hot, but it's warm.
  2. DoggoD

    DoggoD Member

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    aloe works best for me. Cools and heals real well.
  3. sugrmag

    sugrmag Uber Nerd

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    Aloe, definitely. Lavender helps soothe as well.
  4. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    aloe, lavender

    also, give vite c and vite e to help aid healing from the inside.

    vite A and vite D will help as well (vite D helps prevent melanoma)--a good source for those vites is cod liver oil.

    also get her to drink lots of water.
  5. luvndrumn

    luvndrumn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    And if you can find a balanced pH cleanser, like Phisoderm, to wash her the skin won't dry out as bad.
  6. Althea

    Althea Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    Oh I just hate when any of my boys get a sunburn (hate it when it happens to me also for that matter ;) ). When it happens though, I also use aloe (from the plant or a product that contains a substantial amount of real aloe) & lavender as some of the others mentioned. Try a few drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil in a cool bath (not cold), or cool, wet compresses gently applied to the skin. To rehydrate the skin, apply a moisturizing cream (don't use petroleum-based products since they prevent excess heat and sweat from escaping).

    Oh, and nimh, ya mentioned cod liver oil. That brought up memories of my dad makin' my brother and I take a tablespoon of the cherry flavored kind everyday *shudders just thinkin' about it* lol --not knockin' your idea though.....the stuff is really good for ya.

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