Deodorant Spray: A Newly Identified Cause of Cold Burn.
Summary of "Deodorant Spray: A Newly Identified 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 approximately 5 cm, and the spraying lasted approximately 15 seconds. Under laboratory conditions, the deodorant in use was able to induce a decline in temperature of >60 degrees C. These 2 cases highlight a little-known potential for skin damage by deodorant sprays if used improperly.
Departments of Dermatology and Allergology and.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20679305
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-2936
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Specialized hospital facilities which provide intensive care for burn patients.
A constellation of responses that occur when an organism is exposed to excessive cold. In humans, a fall in skin temperature triggers gasping, hypertension, and hyperventilation.
A condition characterized by the recurrence of HEMOGLOBINURIA caused by intravascular HEMOLYSIS. In cases occurring upon cold exposure (paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), usually after infections, there is a circulating antibody which is also a cold hemolysin. In cases occurring during or after sleep (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), the clonal hematopoietic stem cells exhibit a global deficiency of cell membrane proteins.
A climate characterized by COLD TEMPERATURE for a majority of the time during the year.
A form of therapy consisting in the local or general use of cold. The selective destruction of tissue by extreme cold or freezing is CRYOSURGERY. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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