(HealthDay News) -- It's best to protect your child from sunburn with sunscreen and limited sun exposure. But if your little one gets burned anyway, he or she will need a little TLC.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to treat a child's sunburn:

  • Get approval and dosage information from your child's doctor, then give the child acetaminophen to ease pain.
  • Give your child a bath in cool water.
  • Put a cool compress on your child's skin.
  • Have the child's doctor evaluate and treat any sign of a serious burn, such as chills, fever, headache or blistering.
  • Monitor the child for signs of dehydration.