Mum's warning after dangerous TikTok trend left girl, 10, with serious burns | The Sun

A FURIOUS mum has warned parents about a dangerous TikTok trend that has left her 10-year-old daughter with serious burns for the next two years.

The little girl from Hertfordshire was at a sleepover with a friend when they decided to try a trick that had gone viral on the app.

The pair, who are in year five, sprayed deodorant on their hands to make them feel ice cold.

The girl's pal only sprayed the can for a short moment, but she herself held it on her skin for about 10 seconds.

After trying to treat the burn and unbearable pain at home, the scathing mum took her daughter to hospital the next day.

Doctors told her the excruciating burn could take between 18 months and two years to heal completely – and she might even need plastic surgery.

"10 seconds of stupidity has left her with two years of pain," the girl's mother, who is 39, told the Mirror. 

"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 basically given herself frostbite.

"Her friend did it first, but not for as long and then she gave it a go."

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Her daughter's summer is ruined because she can't go out in the sunshine or jump in a swimming pool with her burnt hands.

The mum-of-three added: "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.

"She has been very quiet since, she has been in a lot of pain, but has gone straight back to school."

The mum desperately urged other parents to beware of the app's painful trend.

She said: "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."

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