Deodorant is one of those products that we use without really thinking about it. We spray it on, go about our day, and hope for the best. But what if that wasn’t always the case? In a recent post on MomsTeam, a woman who goes by the name of “Momof6” shared the story of her daughter, who tragically died from inhaling deodorant. Although this story is tragic in its own right, it also has valuable information for parents and consumers alike. Read on to learn more about the dangers of using deodorant and how you can avoid tragedy like this in the future.
Deodorant is a common item in most people’s bathrooms and closets. But like anything else, too much of it can be harmful. In a recent story, a 14-year-old girl in the United States died after inhaling deodorant. Dad’s warning after daughter’s death highlights dangers of using too much deodorant and calls for more safety features in products.
Why deodorant can be dangerous
Deodorant can be dangerous if it is inhaled, as was the case with a 10-year old girl who died after using deodorant. The child had been breathing in the deodorant fumes for months before she passed away. The family identified the source of the fumes as an aerosol can of deodorant that was left on a dresser next to her bed.
There’s a growing concern that deodorant can be dangerous if it’s not used correctly. An 11-year-old girl in Kentucky died after she inhaled the product. The child’s father, Eric Edwards, is warning other parents about the dangers of using too much deodorant. “If you’re sweating and your body is releasing toxins through the sweat glands and you’re wearing this product, you could be putting yourself in danger,” said Edwards. The National Poison Control Center reports that nearly two dozen people have died from accidental exposure to antiperspirants since 2006.
What to do if you think your child has been inhaling deodorant
If you are concerned that your child may be inhaling deodorant, there are a few things you can do:
– talk to your child about the dangers of inhaling deodorant
– keep an eye on whether your child is using deodorant excessively or for an extended period of time
– if necessary, take your child to see a doctor for further evaluation
How to prevent your child from inhaling deodorant
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of reports of children dying from inhaling deodorant. While most cases of children inhaling deodorant happen as a result of accidental ingestion, some cases have been linked to deliberate inhalation. Here are four tips on how to prevent your child from inhaling deodorant: 1. Keep your child’s deodorant out of reach. If you don’t want your child to access the product, keep it out of their sight or reach. 2. Talk to your child about the dangers of inhaling deodorant. Be sure to explain why it is dangerous and why they should not try this at home. 3. Let your child know that they can contact you if they experience any problems with using deodorant safely. If there is ever an incident where they believe they have inhaled the product, be sure to take them to the hospital for evaluation. 4. Educate yourself and others about the dangers of inhalation exposure to deodorant products.”
Keep your child’s deodorant out of their sight or reach- This will help reduce the chance that they will accidentally ingest the product or try to inhale it.
Talk to your child about why it is dangerous and unsafe to breathe in deodorants- Make sure you emphasise how important it is not to breathe in the product and that if anything happens like dizziness, shortness of breath, or trouble breathing call 911 immediately!