Babysitting: Dealing With Sunburn

Babysitting: Dealing With Sunburn

Sunburn can begin after just 15 to 20 minutes of being in the sun. However, you might not notice signs of sunburn (like redness and skin discomfort) for a few hours.

Sunburn may not seem like a big deal, but repeated burns can lead to skin cancer.

Possible signs of mild sunburn are:

Possible signs of a more serious sunburn are:

What to Do

If a child has sunburn:

To help prevent sunburn:

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: May 2013





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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