‘Deodorant challenge’ leaves UK teen with second-degree burns

  • Ellie Prescott suffered second-degree burns after playing ‘Deodorant Challenge’
  • The 15-year-old may need a skin graft after she and her friends sprayed took the challenge

A 15-year-old girl from England was left with second-degree burns after she sprayed deodorant on her in the latest school craze that is sweeping schools in U.K.

The game involves spraying a deodorant onto a person’s bare skin for as long as possible.

Jamie Prescott, 42, said her daughter Ellie may need a skin graft after taking part in “The Deodorant Challenge” with her South Gloucestershire classmates.

In a Facebook post over the weekend, a Jamie warned parents about the “dangerous” and “hazardous” game teenagers are getting involved in.

“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…,” Ellie’s mother Jamie Prescott wrote on Facebook along with photos of her daughter’s burn.

If you or someone you know does try this and is injured, the best thing to do is wash the area with lukewarm water and then contact a doctor to ask for medical help.