Even small burns can be painful. Your child may be irritable (grouchy) and even vomit once or twice.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Tempra®, Panadol®) or ibuprofen (Motrin®, Pediaprofen®, Advil®) may be given for pain. Follow the directions on the box carefully or ask your doctor how much medicine to give.
- Do not give your child more than 5 doses of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period.
- Do not give acetaminophen to babies less than 3 months of age without a doctor's order.
- Do not give ibuprofen to babies less than 6 months of age without a doctor's order.