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Sun burnt without being out in sun. Why is he growing darker?

My otherwise perfectly healthy 3 year old son looks like he has a constant sunburn on his face, but he has not been out in the sun for 2 days now. He is very fair (as is all our family), so I first thought of sunburn, but it has not decreased over the last 3 days, and looks slightly darker red, especially at night, even under his eyes. He is not running a fever , no cough , no runny nose , nothing out of the ordinary besides the redness of his face. Any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
It seem that your son developed sun tanning. Do not apply any home remedies which can aggravate the situation. The best of treatment is by prevention of sun exposure.
Use a good quality medicated sunscreen 3 times a day. Protect him from direct sunlight. Do not apply any hair oil on scalp which are containing fragrance in it as it can also cause pigmentation on exposure to sun light.
Answered: Tue, 22 Oct 2013
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