Mother leaves graphic warning after her teen was left with second-degree burns from 'Deodorant Challenge'


A UK mother revealed her daughter was left with second-degree burns, after taking part in an online trend called "The Deodorant Challenge." The challenge involves spraying aerosol deodorant on bare skin to see who can hold it the longest.

Jamie Prescott from South Gloucestershire, England posted photos online after her daughter suffered the burns, according to Yahoo News.

Prescott wrote, "For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures." Her daughter, who is in the ninth grade, may need skin grafts.

Saying she hopes her warning will "spread wide and far." According to The Huffington Post, the deodorant challenge has been floating around since at least 2014.

Last summer, dermatologist Dr. Doris Day told TODAY the temperature change could lead to second- and third-degree burns, noting, "This is a very scary trend, because basically these kids are committing chemical burns."

"The force of the aerosol itself and the temperature change on the skin can potentially cause second- and third-degree burns," she said, before adding that permanent damage can occur.

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