SunburnSSunburnSunburnEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD;Charis Kelly, RN(EC), MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000551.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An easy-to-read guide on sunburns for parents. Learn how to treat and prevent sun-damaged skin.</p><h2>What is sunburn?</h2><p>Sunburn is superficial skin damage that occurs when your child's unprotected skin is exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Two types of UV waves, called UVA and UVB, are responsible for most of the damage to the skin. If your baby or young child is sunburned, the sunburn can damage the DNA of skin cells. Damaged skin cells can lead to moles or even skin cancer.</p><p>Any part of the body can burn - from the scalp, to ear tips, to arms, chest and face. Only minutes of intense sun exposure can cause sunburn. Sunburns usually appear a few hours after your child has been exposed to the sun.</p><p>After a few days, the skin tries to repair itself by peeling away the top layer of damaged skin.<br></p><p>Most sunburns occur during daily playtime and not necessarily special trips to the beach.</p>​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer.</li><li>In high UV settings, only minutes of direct sun exposure can cause a sunburn.</li><li>Peak risk hours are from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.<br></li><li>To prevent sunburn, cover up exposed skin or reapply sun block frequently and after swimming.<br></li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of sunburn</h2><p>The signs and symptoms of sunburn may include: </p><ul><li>painful skin that is hot to the touch<br></li><li>redness or pinkness</li><li>swelling skin<br></li><li>small blisters that may break and leak fluid</li><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=29&language=English">headache</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> or fatigue if the burn covers a large area.<br></li></ul><h2>Risk factors</h2><p>Babies and younger children can get sunburned in 20 minutes (or less in high UV settings). Light-skinned or red-headed children are more at risk to sun damage. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if blisters develop on the skin.<br></p>
Coup de soleilCCoup de soleilSunburnFrenchDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD;Charis Kelly, RN(EC), MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000551.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Les coups de soleil: guide pratique pour les parents. Apprenez comment soigner et prévenir les coups de soleil.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce donc qu’un coup de soleil</h2><p>Un coup de soleil est une brûlure de la peau causée par les rayons ultraviolets (UV) nocifs du soleil lorsque la peau de votre enfant n’est pas protégée. Il y a deux types de rayons ultraviolet: les rayons UVA et les rayons UVB, qui sont responsables de la majorité des dommages de la peau. Un coup de soleil sur la peau de votre bébé ou votre jeune enfant peut endommager l’ADN des cellules de la peau. Les cellules endommagées peuvent donner des grains de beauté ou même un cancer de la peau.</p><p>N’importe quelle partie du corps peut être brûlée par le soleil: le cuir chevelu, le haut des oreilles, les bras, la poitrine, le visage. Une exposition intense au soleil pendant seulement quelques minutes peut causer des coups de soleil. Les coups de soleil surviennent généralement lorsque votre enfant est exposé au soleil pendant quelques heures.</p><p>Après quelques jours, la peau essaye de se réparer en pelant. La plupart des coups de soleil se produisent lors des activités quotidiennes et pas nécessairement lors des séjours particuliers à la plage.</p><br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les coups de soleil augmentent le risque de cancer de la peau.</li> <li>En cas d’indices UV élevés, l’exposition directe au soleil pendant quelques minutes à peine peut provoquer des coups de soleil.</li> <li>Les heures les plus chaudes sont comprises entre 11h et 15h.</li> <li>Pour prévenir les coups de soleil, couvrez-vous et réappliquez souvent de la crème solaire après la baignade.​</li> </ul><h2>Signes et symptômes des coups de soleil</h2> <h3>Les signes et symptômes des coups de soleil comprennent :</h3> <ul> <li>peau douloureuse et chaude au toucher;</li> <li>peau rosâtre ou rougeâtre;</li> <li>enflure de la peau;</li> <li>petites cloques qui peuvent éclater et d’où peut s’échapper du liquide;</li> <li><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=29&language=French">mal de tête</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a> ou fatigue si la brûlure couvre une grande zone de la peau.</li> </ul><h2>Facteurs de risque</h2> <p>Les bébés et les enfants peuvent attraper un coup de soleil en 20 minutes d’exposition (ou moins si les rayons UV sont très intenses). Les enfants à la peau claire ou les enfants roux courent plus de risques de subir des dommages dus au soleil.</p><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2> <p>Prenez rendez-vous avec le médecin si des cloques apparaissent sur la peau de votre enfant.</p>

 

 

Sunburn768.000000000000SunburnSunburnSEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD;Charis Kelly, RN(EC), MN6.0000000000000074.0000000000000551.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An easy-to-read guide on sunburns for parents. Learn how to treat and prevent sun-damaged skin.</p><h2>What is sunburn?</h2><p>Sunburn is superficial skin damage that occurs when your child's unprotected skin is exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Two types of UV waves, called UVA and UVB, are responsible for most of the damage to the skin. If your baby or young child is sunburned, the sunburn can damage the DNA of skin cells. Damaged skin cells can lead to moles or even skin cancer.</p><p>Any part of the body can burn - from the scalp, to ear tips, to arms, chest and face. Only minutes of intense sun exposure can cause sunburn. Sunburns usually appear a few hours after your child has been exposed to the sun.</p><p>After a few days, the skin tries to repair itself by peeling away the top layer of damaged skin.<br></p><p>Most sunburns occur during daily playtime and not necessarily special trips to the beach.</p>​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer.</li><li>In high UV settings, only minutes of direct sun exposure can cause a sunburn.</li><li>Peak risk hours are from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.<br></li><li>To prevent sunburn, cover up exposed skin or reapply sun block frequently and after swimming.<br></li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of sunburn</h2><p>The signs and symptoms of sunburn may include: </p><ul><li>painful skin that is hot to the touch<br></li><li>redness or pinkness</li><li>swelling skin<br></li><li>small blisters that may break and leak fluid</li><li> <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=29&language=English">headache</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> or fatigue if the burn covers a large area.<br></li></ul><h2>Risk factors</h2><p>Babies and younger children can get sunburned in 20 minutes (or less in high UV settings). Light-skinned or red-headed children are more at risk to sun damage. </p><h2>How you can help your child with sunburn</h2> <p>If your child suffers a sunburn, there are simple steps to help your child's skin recovery.</p> <h3>Follow these steps: </h3> <ul> <li>Have your child stay in the shade until the sunburn is healed.</li> <li>If the sunburn is painful, gently apply a cold compress to the skin or have your child take a cool (not very cold) bath.</li> <li>Gently apply aloe vera gel to the skin. Hydrocortisone cream (1%) can also help reduce swelling.</li> </ul><h2>Prevention of sunburn</h2> <p>It is very easy to prevent sunburn in children.</p> <h3>Cover up</h3> <p>Have your child wear sun-protective gear and clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat or light clothing with long sleeves.</p> <h3>Avoid the sun during peak hours</h3> <p>In the northern hemisphere, the sun is most strong from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Encourage your child to play in the shade or indoors during those hours.</p> <h3>Apply sunblock regularly</h3> <p>Gently rub in sunblock about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply after a few hours or after your child has perspired or become wet.</p> <h3>Check medicines</h3> <p>Some medicines cause the skin to become more sensitive to the sun. Speak to your child's doctor, health-care provider or pharmacist to find out if your child's medicines have adverse effects when your child is exposed to the sun.</p> <h3>Eye protection</h3> <p>The sun can damage your child's eyes too. Sunglasses with ultraviolet protection can prevent this damage. If you wear your sunglasses, your child may be more inclined to wear them as well. It may also be fun if your child can choose a sunglass style of their choice.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if blisters develop on the skin.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/sunburn.jpgSunburn

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