My two year old son stayed way too long in the kiddie pool (my fault) and ended up with a terrible sunburn, actually blisters on his shoulders and back. We tried Unguentine, aloe vera and various topical pain killing ointments...nothing worked, two hours later he was still screaming. An older man at my husband's workplace told us to use 'Pet' brand evaporated milk...just pour it on the burned area straight from the can...IT WORKED!! Our son stopped crying immediately and fell asleep soon after. The milk formed a 'skin' over the burn, which we washed off in a cool bath the next morning. We then treated with aloe vera gel with great success.
4 comments | Post a comment