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How to get frostbite from deodorant

by | 13th, September 2013

deodorant frostbite

HOW cooling is your deodorant? One 43-year-old Dundee man has cause to regret using his under-arm spray on his socked and booted feet before heading off shopping. He save the sweaty socks a thorough soaking before setting off.  A short while later, he noticed a pain. On removing his sock the men saw that skin was falling off and his feet were turning black.

He had frostbite.

To Ninewells Hospital, then, where the intrepid explorer is treated by consultant plastic surgeon Stuart Waterson:

“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.”

Or perhaps you can’t legislate for the foolish?

In 2010, a 14-year-old girl in Switzerland gave herself a case of first-degree frostbite

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