Mom warns about 'Deodorant Challenge' after teen daughter badly burned
A mother in the U.K. is warning parents on social media about a "challenge" she says left her daughter with severe burns, CBS Local reports. Jamie Prescott said the "Deodorant Challenge" is to blame for wounds on her 15-year-old's arm.
Prescott posted graphic images on Facebook with the warning, saying her daughter, Ellie, participated in the challenge, which involves spraying aerosol deodorant on skin for an extended period.
"For any parents who have children, please, please sit them down and show them these pictures," the post says. "These are the damaging results of something known as 'The Deodorant Challenge' which is currently doing the rounds in Yate" -- a town in England -- "and literally involves spraying deodorant on to someone else for as long as possible."
"The pictures below are that of my Year 10 daughter's arm THREE WEEKS ON which may still as yet require a skin graft," the post says.
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The injured teen said she went to meet some friends in a park when they told her to put her arm out and take the Deodorant Challenge.
"It seems fairly common, a lot of people have showed me their arms after doing it a while ago," Ellie Prescott said.
Jamie Prescott told a regional newspaper, Somerset Live, that her daughter "has to see a practice nurse and go to the surgery once a week." She said the incident happened on April 18.
"This challenge really needs to be made as public as possible," Jamie Prescott said. "It's just horrendous and needs stopping."
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