What is it with teens today? One minute they're giving inspiring speeches and organizing marches for gun control, and the next, they're eating dishwashing detergent. There's also the deodorant challenge, which isn't exactly new, but is currently making the rounds in a part of South Gloucestershire, England. It has nothing to do with wearing deodorant, rather, it involves spraying someone with aerosol deodorant for as long as possible. Smdh.
Exposure to the aerosol spray at such a close distance causes a person's skin temperature to drop low enough that they risk frostbite, according to Bustle.
It can also cause serious burns. On Friday, one very concerned mother, Jamie Prescott, posted pictures of an injury her daughter sustained while doing the deodorant challenge. Be forewarned: the pictures are gross.
The burns are three weeks old and keep getting worse. They're hard to look at, really. So definitely stop looking.
I seldom rarely do this, but on this occasion, I would like this post spread wide and far.....For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures.....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.....It's that simple and results in severe secondary burns.The pictures below are that of my Year 10 daughter's arm THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft.....
As Prescott said, she'd like the post to spread, just to show other parents what can happen if their kids partake in the challenge.
Her daughter certainly wasn't the only person to have sustained injuries.
So there you have it. Talk to your kids and teens about not doing the deodorant challenge, or pretty much any other challenge involving eating or smearing toxic substances onto their skin. There have to be some better challenges, like "Who can make it to age 18 without having to have a skin graft because of a dumb prank?"