TikTok, the most popular video-sharing social network is known for creating trends that people all across the world start following. Once assumed as a musical app for children, TikTok is now the most downloaded application. The musical tracks and the challenges which are initiated by celebrities and influencers get recreated by others who follow them. One of the recent trends known as a Benadryl Challenge has come into the picture which is dangerous. Teens have been the same using the allergy drug as a part of the challenge.
How did the Benadryl challenge start trending?
Recently, the death of a 15-year-old girl was reported in Oklahoma. The girl had died due to an overdose of Benadryl. She started hallucinating after taking doses more than the prescribed number. In Texas, three teens have been hospitalized because of the same challenge. The overuse of the drug can lead to numerous heart problems and in extreme cases can even land you in a coma or kill you. After many of the teens were hospitalized, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started taking actions on promoting the side effects of the drug. They are still investigating and asking the kids to not participate in the challenge.
The FDA has also asked TikTok to get rid of the videos and the challenges. A TikTok spokesperson came forward and stated that TikTok does not promote any activities that can cause any kind of damage. Now, if you try to search #Benadrylchallenge you will not find anything. The doctors have stated that they have come across kids who try to suicide taking an overdose. However, recent cases have been different. Benadryl has a lot of side effects if not taken in limited amounts. Some of them are dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, and more. Scientifically known as Diphenhydramine it is normally used to treat allergies, insomnia, or nausea.
How TikTok has taken over the people nowadays?
TikTok has made a huge impact on today’s generation. People have started enjoying creating content. Not only children but also many adults are a part of the application. However, TikTok has also led to many people doing stupid things. Challenges are started in order to do something creative and different but TikTok has taken it to another level. One such challenge in the past was the KiKi Challenge.
The KiKi challenge was started when Drake released his new song ‘In My feelings’ which was a super success. The challenge involved people getting out of a moving car and they continued to dance while the car kept moving. This showed people falling out, getting hit by poles. Many celebrities such as Will Smith, Shiggy, and more started following. After numerous accidents, the police had to put up a ban on the challenge and anyone found doing it was fined. Fun is good but not at the risk of your lives.