The US health agency, the FDA, warned of the risks faced by young people performing the dangerous challenge of “Sleeping Chicken”. In addition, he provided recommendations for parents of teens.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement warning “Sleeping Chicken”And Dangerous Viral Tiktok Challenge,
Challenges, which “promise” to reduce cold symptoms, include: Boil Chicken in Nyquil, an Antitussive Syrup sold in that country.
The health agency unearthed a large number of micro videos uploaded on the platform, where it is explained how to complete the challenge. In addition to calling for records not to be shared, the administrator warned about the dangers of this premises.
“Boiling a drug can make it more concentrated and change its properties in other ways”The agency wrote
In it, he said that not eating “sleeping chicken” can also cause harm to health: “Inhaling drug vapors during cooking can allow high levels of the drug to enter your body. It can also damage your lungs.”,
“A recipe for danger”
According to the administrator, children and adolescents are generally more susceptible to this type of “challenge”. The Power of Social Media and Peer Pressure to Execute,
they called it “Danger Recipe”Because because of this young people can die if they do any of these trends,
Faced with this, the FDA recommends that parents and guardians of these minors keep the drugs away from children: “Keep both prescription and over-the-counter medicines out of the reach of children and close these medications to prevent accidental overdose”pointed to.
Another prompt from the agency is to speak with young people and detail the dangers they run when they meet these challenges: “Talk about the dangers of drug abuse and how social media trends can cause real, sometimes irreversible damage”,
Further, he always recommended to obtain information about the use of medicines through safe and accurate channels, i.e., Certified Doctor and Dosage Manual,