New Yorkers Should Be Warned About Dangerous New TikTok Trend

The FDA is warning New Yorkers and Americans everywhere about a dangerous new TikTok challenge.

Presumably from the same minds that thought eating Tide Pods was a good idea, “NyQuil Chicken” is the latest viral TikTok trend that has parents and medical professionals on alert. Quite simply, it’s the act of cooking chicken in NyQuil cough syrup, or similar over-the-counter cold medication, and eating it.

Alexander Aashiesh on Unspash / Canva

Alexander Aashiesh on Unspash / Canva

The “challenge” is just the latest brainless TikTok activity that youths seem susceptible to.

Here is a portion of the FDA’s statement on the matter:

The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is. But it could also be very unsafe. Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. Even if you don’t eat the chicken, inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body.

Let’s completely take away the extremely dangerous aspect of the challenge just for a second; the flavor alone would be TERRIBLE. A harsh contrast. Not appetizing whatsoever!

Kids often engage in stupid and/or impulsive behavior because getting attention is the most important thing in the world. And since social media fosters a “look how much fun I’m having” culture, doing these challenges can be viewed as a way of being a part of something.

Talk to your child and their friends about these TikTok challenges, calmly and without judgment. Encourage them to dig deep and find some semblance of rational thought before engaging in one of these dumb dares.

Abusing over-the-counter medication can be just as dangerous as abusing prescription drugs. Just ask Brittany Murphy.

LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of ​​what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

10 Alternative Rock Songs Written Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Drugs are a part of life. They are also a part of rock — even alternative rock. So because heavy metal and classic rock already have so many inebriated tales of their own, here are a few from the alt-rock end of things.

11 Incredibly Stupid Laws In New York State

If you do any of the following actions, you might end up with a fine. But odds are you will be safe. Maybe heir on the side of caution though. Except with the flirting one, that one has to be totally wrong.

.

Leave a Comment