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Is Aloe Vera good for kids?

My 5-year-old's face is sun burnt. Not a lot, just kind of redish and I don't want it to peel. Can I use Aloe Vera on it? Is there anything better I could use?

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Asked by pipermomofash at 8:24 AM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • You can, but I would use Noxema. It's more cooling IMO and helps take the pain out.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:25 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • i would use it. it may not stop the skin from peeling though...i think that is a part of the healing process.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:28 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I would put some Aloe on his face, it's safe. I keep an aloe plant in my kitchen at all times!

    Answer by Courtney610 at 8:43 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • aloe is good and safe just keep out of the eyes and mouth. i found that aquaphor healing oinment is great for sunburns to keep the skin moist .

    Answer by chris13 at 1:15 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I only use Aloe Vera for burns

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 8:19 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

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