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When baby’s skin turns red and feels hot to the touch even after all your effort to cool him/her down isn’t working that is when you’d know that your baby is suffering from sunburn. Blisters and even swollenness on the baby’s skin along with peeling of the skin in blotches would indicate severe sunburn. Aftereffects would include your baby coming down with a fever, looking pale and weak as an effect of dehydration and dizziness.
Over exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays causes sunburn. Remember, this excessive exposure doesn’t necessarily happen only in hot weather or during the summer. Sunburns occur due to over exposure to the sun’s rays at any time; winter, summer, fall. It also happens as a result of the sun’s rays being reflected off water, snow and even sand.
Serious cases of sunburn cause severe pain and fever and heart strokes have not been ruled out as a result of sunburn in the most severe of cases.
Best remedies for sunburn
To battle dehydration, ensure that your child drinks ample quantities of fluids. Breast milk, formula or water does the trick with infants. However, keep away the option of chilled water as it have adverse effects if drank immediately by children.