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First Aid: Sunburn


First AidSunburn can happen within 15 minutes of being in the sun, but the redness and discomfort may not be noticed for a few hours. Repeated sunburns can lead to skin cancer. Unprotected sun exposure is even more dangerous for kids who have many moles or freckles, very fair skin and hair, or a family history of skin cancer.

Signs and Symptoms

Mild:

Severe:

What to Do

Seek Emergency Medical Care

If:

Think Prevention!

Date reviewed: June 2014


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