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Man gets frostbite from spraying sweaty socks and shoes with deodorant
A man suffered frostbite to his feet after spraying his sweaty socks and shoes with deodorant.
According to an article on Nothing To Do With Arbroath, plastic surgeons said they treated a Scottish man for horrific frostbite burns to his feet, caused by a can of underarm deodorant.
The 43-year-old victim soaked his sweaty socks and shoes with the deodorant. spray before going shopping. Hours later, he was in agony. The skin on his feet was falling off and parts were turning black. Deodorant cools very rapidly when sprayed on to the skin, going from from 25C to -15C.
It is not harmful when sprayed briefly on the skin in open air, but it can cause injuries similar to deep frostbite when in contact with skin for a long time. The victim was rushed to Ninewells Hospital, where he was treated by a team led by consultant plastic surgeon Stuart Waterson.
Dr Waterson said, “The dangers associated with the use of deodorants are not widely known. “Perhaps warnings should be in place to advise its use on open areas and not allow soaking of the chemical on fabric.”
In a separate incident, a group of five girls developed horrifying burns after getting covered in lime juice.
So the lesson learnt is to not soak your apparels/shocks and shoes with deodorant sprays. But then, do you know that the usage of deodorant sprays can be harmful? Check out the article below:
The hidden dangers of deodorant sprays: Headaches. Eczema. Asthma. Even fatal heart problems
- Inhaling large doses of chemicals from deodorant aerosols can be fatal
- Canister fumes may cause skin reactions, allergies and heart problems
- Teenage boys are particularly in risk zone due to common over-use
Some experts are concerned teenagers are over-using deodorant, warning that inhaling chemicals from the aerosols may cause allergic skin reactions, asthma and breathing difficulties. In very rare cases they may even trigger fatal heart problems.
Read more: Daily Mail UK
And just an article: Top 5 toxic ingredients hidden in your deodorant:
So maybe you might want to check out this pretty useful blog article on a list of deodorants and their ingredients that are more safe to use (not sure if available in Singapore) as well as a recipe for making your own natural deodorant if needed.
Best in terms of Ingredients:
Recipe for homemade natural deodorant:
Credits: Daily Mom