The Worst TikTok Well being Tendencies You Ought to Keep away from Like The Plague

RJ Pierce, Tech Times Jan 16, 2022 at 9:01 p.m

The worst TikTok health trends out there are just a Google search away. However, they can vary in terms of how dangerous they can really be.

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But if you want to know which are the absolute worst, then this list is a good place to do so. Read on for the specific “” trends on the massive social media platform to avoid at all costs.

‘Benadryl Challenge’

Let’s start with something that HealthDigest says is gruesome enough to claim a person’s life.

The so-called “Benadryl Challenge” was already doing the rounds on TikTok in 2020. It urged users to take at least a dozen doses of the popular antihistamine Benadryl to induce a “trip” (aka hallucination). A young Oklahoma girl took part and subsequently died of a subsequent overdose.

Benadryl Challenge

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Benadryl Challenge

While some consider antihistamines to be relatively mild drugs, taking too much of them can be just as deadly. Experts say large doses of Benadryl can be strong enough to cause seizures and heart problems. It will generally cause arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), which then causes the organ to not pump blood around the body effectively.

Just don’t do it for you.

Garlic cloves fill your nostrils to clear your sinuses

FoodNetwork mentioned another specific “” trend on TikTok where people stuck garlic cloves up their noses. The reason? It could apparently clear a stuffy nose, with some people even claiming it’s a completely safe bet. It isn’t, and not for a long time.


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Some YouTube videos advise women to put garlic in their vaginas. Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter gave reasons why putting garlic in the private parts to treat an infection is not a good idea.

This is due to garlic’s natural oils, which can irritate the sensitive skin around your nose. Also, a small enough clove can get lodged there, leading to a large nasal congestion and a trip to the emergency room. Stay on top of using garlic in your food.

Also Read: Health Effects of TikTok Should Be Fully Investigated, Says Researchers

Mole removal at home

In another dangerous TikTok health trend, people are attempting to remove their moles at home using a variety of substances and objects. One method involves using chemicals like eyelash glue, which they say would help remove the mole.

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birthmark on the skin

Speaking to the BBC, British Skin Foundation spokesman Dr. Adil Sheraz that the main ingredient in eyelash glue, cyanoacrylate, is classified as a “contact allergen”. Using this to remove a birthmark is likely to cause a “plumping effect” that can leave you permanently scarred or even disfigured.

If you are looking to remove a birthmark, only consult a licensed dermatologist.

Drinking water with chlorophyll

This particular trend apparently became so big that even celebrities took aim. TikTokers reportedly swear by it because it “stimulates” the immune system and could even detoxify your blood or prevent cancer. Of course, this is nonsense with very little scientific basis.

Putting drops of chlorophyll in your drinking water can cause long-term dermatitis, stomach pain and even photosensitivity, writes FoodNetwork. The dangers are even more pronounced if you’re pregnant and breastfeeding.

Why Are Many TikTok Health Trends So Bad?

TikTok health trends can literally be started by anyone. That’s primarily the appeal of TikTok overall. You don’t have to be a real health expert to claim that you have a “health hack” because one way or another, the social media platform’s algorithm will make your video so popular that it gets shared millions of times.

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If you don’t know the tip is from a reputable, real health professional, just don’t follow it. It’s the easiest way to avoid trouble.

Related article: Tiktok trend: women share videos removing spirals, but is it safe?

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