11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime

11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime

Parents beware: that homemade slime that your kids spend hours making and playing with is to blame for yet another health-related issue.

The 11-year-old received second- and third-degree burns after playing with the homemade slime, which is made from three ingredients: Elmer's glue, the household cleaner Borax and water, according to ABC News. "It was like crying in pain.'My hands hurt, my hands hurt", said Siobhan Quinn, Kathleen's mother.

And Kathleen's mother said she hopes her daughter's situation would prompt others to take precautions when making the goo themselves.

"I thought it was great", she said. "I didn't think it was that bad".

Kathleen is recovering, but she's missed a week of school and has to sleep with her hands in splints.

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Kathleen told Inside Edition: "My hands were just covered in blisters and it was really painful". "It just felt terrible". It left blisters on her hands. Immediately, Kathleen's parents rushed their daughter, who was in excruciating pain, to the emergency room. Last month, mom blogger Carolyn West shared her daughter's experience at This Talk Ain't Cheap, explaining that her slime-obsessed child's illness, which included headaches, sore throat, and general discomfort, refused to abate - until West and her husband curbed their kid's favorite pastime: making slime.

Since most ingredients in the slime - like baking soda, laundry detergent or Borax - could cause irritation to the eyes, be sure to wash your hands after handling the stretchy toy. The label also warns to keep it out of the reach of children.

However, cases like Kathleen's are extreme, according to medical experts.

Branch said that the best advice is not to use Borax at all. The non-profit found that exposure to high doses of borax or boric acid causes testicular atrophy. The most common slime recipe involves Elmer's glue, borax (a common household cleaner) and water - and sometimes food coloring for effect.

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