Is it a burn or a heat rash? They will need to be treated differently.
The skin of a 2 year old is very sensitive so if you are unsure you should seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor.
If it mild sunburn a soothing and moisturizing cream may be applied to relieve discomfort. If it is a more severe burn and, or the skin has blistered a cool flannel may help the pain. Ibuprofen may also help. I would tend towards seeing your doctor or pharmacist if the skin has blistered - because of age.
If it is heat rash keep the child cool and in loose clothes. A soothing, cooling cream may also be of benefit. See you pharmacist for more advice.
I agree. And be sure to keep the child well hydrated. Lots of water, no sugar drinks. If this is a heat rash, heat stroke could follow. Either way keep the child out of the sun for the next few days. The sun is going to hurt like crazy. Remember: sunscreen every two hours. Water drunk frequently. No sugary drinks as they make the child even more thirsty. Time for coloring books in the shade.
If a fever tonight, you need to see a doctor right away.
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