Is your family out and about in the sun? Here's all the info you need about sunburn. 



  • Very pink or bright red skin.
  • Soreness and sensitivity.
  • Your child may even develop small blisters. 


  • Treat at home unless there is extensive blistering, in which case you can take your child to the doctor. 


  • Lots of water to drink.
  • Dab the skin gently with a cloth dipped in cool water. 
  • Cool baths with a handful of bicarbonate of soda will help relieve the burn.
  • Prevention is important and South African children should always have high sun protection factor creams applied to their exposed skin when they play outside. 
  • They should also wear hats and protective clothing and especially be kept out of the sun between 11am and 3pm. 

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