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.
Topics:burns, cold sensation, cold temperature, common cold, deodorants, frostbite, temperature, aerosols
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