After a TikTok trend left her with painful burns, a 10-year-old schoolgirl needed surgery. The youngster was at a sleepover with a buddy when they decided to try out a TikTok craze that they had heard about on the social media platform.
Girl Left Needing Plastic Surgery After '10 Seconds Of Stupidity' In TikTok Trend
A TikTok trend left a young girl with agonizing burns, after that she needed surgery. The girl was at a sleepover with a friend when they chose to start a TikTok craze that they had heard about on the social media site.
It was fashionable to use deodorant to make your hand feel very chilly.
Following the trend, the girl's buddy sprayed the can for a few seconds.
The second student sprayed for around 10 seconds while holding the can about an inch from her sensitive skin.
Her horrified mum told the Mirror: "10 seconds of stupidity has left her with two years of pain."
The family ended up in the hospital the next day after attempting to treat the burn and agony at home in Hertfordshire for the first 24 hours.
The doctor recommended them to a plastic surgeon, who estimated that the wounds would take 18 to two years to heal entirely and that the girl might need plastic surgery.
The mum-of-three said: "They were just messing about with the deodorant can.”
"I couldn't believe it when I saw her hands, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. She's given herself frostbite.”
"Her friend did it first, but not for as long, and then she gave it a go.”
"It was such a shock because she is such a sensible little girl normally, she never gets in trouble, she's not one you need to tell off all the time.”
"She just had a lapse of common sense."
The 39-year-old mother went on to say that her daughter's summer is destroyed because she can't walk outside in the sun with her burnt hands or swim in a pool.
"She has been very quiet since, she has been in a lot of pain, but has gone straight back to school," she added.
In a warning to other parents, she added: "Just keep reminding them not to take part in idiotic trends like this, those 10 seconds have ruined her next few years."
A TikTok spokeswoman said: "We care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our community.”
"We actively remove content that depicts dangerous challenges and prompt people who search for it to visit our Safety Centre, where they can find an in-app guide for engaging with an online challenge, developed with leading youth safety experts."