A mum has shared a warning to other parents about the dangers of “The Deodorant Challenge” after the new playground craze left her daughter with second-degree burns. The Independent reports.
In a Facebook post, which has since been shared over 3,000 times, Jamie Prescott wrote that the challenge is making its rounds in Yate and it left her 14-year-old daughter with severe burns on her arm.
She wrote: “For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures.”
According to Prescott, the “simple” game involves “spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible,” which then results in severe “secondary burns.”
Speaking to Somerset Live, Prescott revealed that the incident happened on April 18, but that she didn’t notice it until the next day when her daughter’s arm had blistered.
And now, more than two weeks after the initial burn, Ellie still has to see a “practise nurse and go to the surgery once a week,” as the burn is still “weeping excessively.”
“Since then, other children have asked her what is wrong with her arm and when she has told them, they have then replied that they have also had it done to them and showed her their scars.”
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