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Local Daycare Center Reacts to Severe Sunburn Case in Vinita, OK

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Kelly Longan, owner of "Kelly's Korner" in Miami, Oklahoma says it's important parents don't jump to conclusions after hearing about the sunburn case in Vinita.

"You just don't know, but when someone gets hurt, especially at daycare. It's like 'oh my gosh look what happened at the daycare.' We're all hearing one side and I've definitely heard two or three different things about it."

Doctors say children's skin is more sensitive to the sun compared to adults’, so re-applying sunscreen  is key.

"Kids are more susceptible to sunburns simply because of their size. They’re small. They're easily burnt and easily dehydrated. So really you should not wait for the skin to turn pink, because if it's turned pink in twelve hours it may be very red and you might have an actual burn to the skin,” says Crawford County Health Officer Janis Goedeke. 

Kelly says it's better to be safe than sorry. She'd rather have her kids lathered up in sunscreen, than have one of them walk away with a sunburn.

"There is no licensing requirement that we have to have permission to put sunscreen on a child, most parents appreciate it,” she says.

The FDA recommends a sunscreen of at least SPF 15, and to limit time in the sun between 10am-2pm when the sun's rays are most intense. Kelly says she's had to limit playtime outside lately for the young ones.

"They may go out early in the morning and then after that they're not back out. But even when they go out if the sun's out they've got sunscreen on. But in this heat the littler kids aren't even out. Our bigger kids, I just say keep 'em inside. It's just too hot."

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