A playground craze has left a young girl with severe second degree burns – and now her mum has issued an urgent warning over the 'horrendous' so-called 'Deodorant Challenge'.
The dangerous game involves spraying deodorant on to a person's bare skin for as long as possible.
In a social media post which has since gone viral, Jamie Prescott explained how her daughter Ellie suffered second degree burns when deodorant was sprayed on to her arm, reports Somerset Live .
Jamie said: "She [daughter Ellie] still regularly has to see a practice nurse and go to the surgery once a week.
"The incident happened on Tuesday (April 18), but I did not notice anything until she came home from school on the Wednesday as it had blistered up a lot by that stage.
"As you can see from the yellow padding, it is still weeping excessively."
The worried mother, who lives near Bristol, says that her daughter had gone to the local park with some friends from her former school when she was injured.
Jamie said: "She went out and met with them for a couple of hours.
"Apparently, when they asked her to put out her arm she did it but she had no idea of the consequences and hadn't even heard of The Deodorant Challenge before that point.
"Since then other children have asked her what is wrong with her arm and when she has told them, they have then replied that they have also had it done to them and showed her their scars."
Ellie said that she got told to put my arm out, and added that "upon doing so Lynx was sprayed into my arm".
She said: "It seems fairly common, a lot of people have showed me their arms after doing it a while ago.
"My old school isn't doing anything to warn anyone but my new school has sent out a warning to everyone about the dangers of it happening."
Jamie Prescott added: "Even if we can prevent just one more child from going through this, it will be worth it.
"I absolutely hate being in the limelight and writing public posts and having attention, but in this particular instance, this challenge really needs to be made as public as possible.
"It's just horrendous and needs stopping."