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This Man's Leg Caught Fire Because Of Insect Repellent

Campfires in forests are fun, especially when you are with family and friends. However, the most irritating problem of a campfire is the high number of insects.

We do have insect repellant lotions and sprays to tackle that problem. But, is it really safe to use these products?

Mark Machesky from Ohio just learned that the hard way.

This Man's Leg Caught Fire Because Of Insect Repellent

This Man's Leg Caught Fire Because Of Insect Repellent

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Mark Machesky lives near the forest in Ohio.

Mark Machesky lives near the forest in Ohio.

Often he collects the dead wood and makes a campfire for his family. During one such campfire, due to increased number of mosquitoes, he sprayed his leg with repellent.

However the repellent did the opposite.

However the repellent did the opposite.

Being inflammable, the repellent is susceptible to the risk of catching fire. And though such is a rare occurrence, Mark's leg caught fire after getting too close to the fire.

Repellent and other sprays contain alcohol and oils.

Repellent and other sprays contain alcohol and oils.

And are thus highly inflammable. It's even marked on the labels. But what we fail to see is after a certain period of application time, these oils and alcohol vaporize, and thus create a hazardous situation.

It caused a lot of pain, and took a long time to heal.

It caused a lot of pain, and took a long time to heal.

He was rushed to the hospital and it took him months of treatment to heal. During the whole process, he had to endure a lot of pain.

Finally it healed but left scars to serve as the memoirs of the incident.

Finally it healed but left scars to serve as the memoirs of the incident.

In the end, there is a life lesson for all of us. Whatever the case, prevention is always better than cure.

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