Two patients encountered a first-degree cold burn after use of a deodorant spray. The spray-nozzle to skin-surface distance was ∼5 cm, and the spraying lasted ∼15 seconds. Under laboratory conditions, the deodorant in use was able to induce a decline in temperature of >60°C. These 2 cases highlight a little-known potential for skin damage by deodorant sprays if used improperly.
Deodorant Spray: A Newly Identified Cause of Cold Burn
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Ulrich May, Karl-Heinz Stirner, Roger Lauener, Johannes Ring, Matthias Möhrenschlager; Deodorant Spray: A Newly Identified Cause of Cold Burn. Pediatrics September 2010; 126 (3): e716–e718. 10.1542/peds.2009-2936
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