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Tomer Granot, a 13-year-old boy from Kfar Bilu, threw a can of a popular brand
of spray deodorant onto the sidewalk outside his home as a prank and ended up
with serious burns on his face and body, being treated at Kaplan Medical Center
on Sunday night.
Dr. Uri Shulman, a plastic surgeon at the Rehovot
hospital, said it was a “miracle” that the flames did not set his clothing
afire, as he would then have turned into a “human torch.” During the next few
days it will be decided whether the teen requires skin transplants, Shulman
Tomer’s mother Michal urged parents to take care that labelled
instructions on such products be observed.
The seventh grader was at home
with his older sister and a good friend when the incident took place.
was curious what would happen if the deodorant hit the floor,” recalled Tomer.
“It did not make any contact with fire, so why would it be dangerous, as it was
said as a warning on the label?,” he asked.
Fire erupted, and his hair
and face were burnt. “I was very scared, and it burned. My friend was hurt a bit
from the fire and pieces from the container. My sister immediately called our
father, who rushed home and took me to Kaplan.”
The father, Ron Granot,
said Tomer’s face, an arm and a leg were red. The staff gave us confidence he
would survive it. Now they will help us with the rehabilitation process and the
return to normal life.”
Shulman said that a significant amount of the
boy’s body was burned and that even his eyelashes and eyebrows caught fire.
Fortunately, his throat did not suffer burns, which would have threatened his
He was treated with creams, bandaged and given a high-protein diet
to nourish the skin and vitamins. The physician said that apparently, alcoholic
substances in the deodorant caused it to burn when it hit the pavement.