Fun in the Sun

Summer is just around the corner and here at Pamol®, we can’t wait for picnic weather. This is a wonderful time for families to enjoy the outdoors together, in the garden, at the beach, in our kiwi great outdoors.


A little bit of sun can be of great benefit for growing children, as sunlight provides a natural source of vitamin D. Remember though, kids can get sunburnt quickly, so be sure to follow the SunSmart guide1 when you are outdoors this summer. Slip on a shirt and into some shade, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on some sunglasses.

If your child does suffer from sunburn, here are some quick tips that may help them to feel better2:

  • Cool their skin by sponging with cool water, or immersing the area in cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid dehydration.
  • Apply a moisturising cream or lotion to soothe the skin.
  • Pamol® may help to relieve pain if your child is very uncomfortable.
  • Avoid going back out in the sun until the sunburn is completely healed.
  • Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more information on how to treat and prevent sunburn.

See your doctor if:

  • The sunburn is widespread and severe
  • Your child is under 18 months old
  • The sunburn has caused blisters

Summer is a fantastic time for family, be sun safe so you can really enjoy it.

Fun in the Sun

Summer is just around the corner and here at Pamol®, we can’t wait for picnic weather. This is a wonderful time for families to enjoy the outdoors together, in the garden, at the beach, in our kiwi great outdoors.


A little bit of sun can be of great benefit for growing children, as sunlight provides a natural source of vitamin D. Remember though, kids can get sunburnt quickly, so be sure to follow the SunSmart guide1 when you are outdoors this summer. Slip on a shirt and into some shade, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on some sunglasses.

If your child does suffer from sunburn, here are some quick tips that may help them to feel better2:

  • Cool their skin by sponging with cool water, or immersing the area in cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid dehydration.
  • Apply a moisturising cream or lotion to soothe the skin.
  • Pamol® may help to relieve pain if your child is very uncomfortable.
  • Avoid going back out in the sun until the sunburn is completely healed.
  • Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more information on how to treat and prevent sunburn.

See your doctor if:

  • The sunburn is widespread and severe
  • Your child is under 18 months old
  • The sunburn has caused blisters

Summer is a fantastic time for family, be sun safe so you can really enjoy it.

References: 1. sunsmart.org.nz accessed 1st November 2013. 2. everybody.co.nz, accessed 1st November 2013. PAMOL® for the treatment of children's pain and fever. PAMOL® suspensions contain paracetamol 250mg/5mL. Always read the label and use as directed. Incorrect use can be harmful. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Pharmacy Medicine. Refer to packaging for dosing guidelines. ® Registered Trademark. Aspen Pharmacare C/- Healthcare Logistics, Auckland, TAPS PP3867