Deodorant Spray as a Cause of Cold Burn

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 decrease in temperature of more than 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. PEDIATRICS Vol. 126 No. 3 September 2010, pp. e716-e718 (doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2936)

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