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Here's why an alarming trend dubbed 'deodorant challenge' has parents worried

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 8, 2018, 12:18 pm IST
Updated : May 8, 2018, 12:18 pm IST

The extent of damage it can cause was evident in the images of a girl’s blistered arm shared by her mother.

When other children came to know what happened to the girl’s arm, they also admitted to facing the same issue and showed their scars (Pixabay)
 When other children came to know what happened to the girl’s arm, they also admitted to facing the same issue and showed their scars (Pixabay)

Bizarre trends have been gaining popularity on the internet since the past few years with the rise of social media. But while these may seem weird, some can turn out to have drastic consequences for people.

The latest and rather alarming trend among children and teenagers is being dubbed the deodorant challenge. This has everyone worried because it involves spraying the substance on bare skin for as long as possible.

 

The extent of damage it can cause was evident in the images of a girl’s blistered arm shared by her mother. She urged parents to talk to their children and make them watch these images showing what the challenge actually does.

She wrote that spraying deodorant on the skin for a long time caused severe burns and three weeks down the line her daughter still requires skin grafts. When other children came to know what happened to the girl’s arm, they also admitted to facing the same issue and showed their scars.

Tags: viral story, skin damage, bizarre trend, deodorant