Boy suffers from 2nd Degree Burns after learning Salt & Ice trick on YouTube
Stupidity on the internet knows no limits.
A 12 year old boy suffered from 2nd degree burns on his back after learning about the Salt & Ice trick on YouTube. Basically, if you put salt on your skin and press Ice on top, it causes a chemical reaction which causes pain and burns.
Lying on his stomach, his brother and friend poured salt in the shape of a cross on his back before pushing ice onto it.
The challenge, which has become popularized largely through You Tube videos, is to see how long you can withstand the pain.
The boy had the ice on his back for a few minutes - resulting in such severe blistering burns that he needed hospital treatment and will be recovering for the rest of the summer.
He needs drug treatment which involves applying lotion four times daily for months and he cannot swim or go outside without a shirt on.
The boy’s mother has spoken out to warn others of the craze, 'I just really want parents to be aware that a lot of kids are doing this. They think it’s not their kid. They’re wrong.'
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