A mom warns to other parents about the “challenge” on Facebook last Friday, and she said this challenge is a “Deodorant Challenge” which caused second-degree burns on her daughter’s arm.
Ellie, Prescott’s daughter, participated in the challenge. The challenge involves spraying aerosol deodorant on the skin for an extended period. Prescott posted graphic images on Facebook with warning other parents
The post says, “For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures.”
Jamie Prescott wrote in the post, “These are the damaging results of something known as ‘The Deodorant Challenge’ which is currently doing the rounds in Yate and literally involves spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible,” and suggesting the trend was gaining traction at nearby schools.
The post says, “The pictures below are that of my Year 10 daughter’s arm THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft.”
Ellie Prescott said, “It seems fairly common, a lot of people have shown me their arms after doing it a while ago.”
Her daughter “has to see a practice nurse and go to the surgery once a week,” Jamie Prescott told a regional newspaper, Somerset Live. This incident takes place on April 18, she said.
Jamie Prescott said, “This challenge really needs to be made as public as possible.” Prescott added, “It’s just horrendous and needs stopping.”
The Deodorant Challenge has not happened for the first time, and it is not new.
It is not found that how widespread it is.
The University of Utah warned about it in its Health Feed blog last year.
David Smart, a dermatologist with the University of Utah Health, said in a post, “Depending on how long they spray the aerosol on their skin, kids can effectively give themselves first-, second-, and even third-degree burns.”