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Girl, 10, Left Needing Plastic Surgery After Trying A ‘Stupid’ TikTok Trend

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Girl, 10, Left Needing Plastic Surgery After Trying A ‘Stupid’ TikTok Trend

Parents, beware!

A schoolgirl fell victim to a TikTok trend that left her with wounds that may require plastic surgery to mend. Pictures of the 10-year-old’s burn injuries on her hands were shared to warn others against following dangerous TikTok trends.

The trend has people use deodorant to cool their hands by spraying it excessively on the skin in close quarters.

“10 seconds of stupidity has left her with two years of pain,” her 39-year-old mother shared.

She did it with a group of friends, with the first one only spraying the can for a few seconds. When it was her turn, she placed the can close to her skin and sprayed it for 10 seconds long.

The family tried to treat her wound as fast as they could, but the Hertfordshire-based family headed to the doctor by the next day. The consulted doctor explained that the injury would take around 1.5-2 years to heal. She might even need plastic surgery.

“They were just messing about with the deodorant can. I couldn’t believe it when I saw her hands; I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She’s basically given herself frostbite.”

“Her friend did it first, but not for as long, and then she gave it a go,” she recalled. “It was such a shock because she is such a sensible little girl normally. She never gets in trouble. She’s not one you need to tell off all the time. She just had a lapse of common sense.”

She learned the hard way as her summer was ruined by her inability to go to the pool or be under the sun for too long because of the burn wound. Her mom observed, “She has been very quiet since. She has been in a lot of pain but has gone straight back to school.”

And this served as a warning to other parents and kids, “Just keep reminding them not to take part in idiotic trends like this. Those 10 seconds have ruined her next few years.”

A spokeswoman from TikTok said, “We care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our community. We actively remove content that depicts dangerous challenges and prompt people who search for it to visit our Safety Centre, where they can find an in-app guide for engaging with an online challenge, developed with leading youth safety experts.”

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