Sunburn treatment in a 19 month old
I recently move to Florida from Missouri, and we made our first trip to the beach the day before yesterday. I use coconut oil as sunscreen for myself and my boys, it has natural spf and will help prevent burn as long as it is rubbed in all the way. It works great for me and my 4 year, but my 19 month old is so fair skinned and so sensitive to the sun that it didn't quite do the job for him. So he got burned, I put aloe on him as soon as we got home and again before bed, and by the next morning his burn was virtually healed over night, except for this one patch on his left arm because he slept on his arm that night and so it trapped the heat and as a result he woke up the next morning with a huge blister on that arm and a big red patch around it. I have been continuing to put aloe on it and it is slowly getting better, and I popped the blister which oozed liquid for a little while and then the skin peeled off of the blister, so now there is this circular patch of raw skin in the dead center of the burn. I will not be making the mistake of only using coconut oil for my youngest, and went ahead and picked up some Kiss My Face suncreen for him, but what else can I do to help his burn and blister heal? Last night after I put some more aloe gel on it I wrapped it in gauze to keep lint and stuff from getting in it and to keep it from rubbing on the sheets and aggravating it more. It doesn't seem to bother him much and the only time he seems to notice it is when I am cleaning it with a washcloth, and it looks a lot worse than it actually is. I am open to any suggestions though.