Another dumb and dangerous TikTok challenge

@lovebuglena (22440)
Staten Island, New York
September 25, 2020 5:37pm CST
There is a new TikTok challenge out there. This one is called the Benadryl Challenge. It involves teens taking high amounts of allergy medicine Benadryl in order to hallucinate. This medicine is over the counter so anyone can get it without a prescription. There was already one death—a 15-year-old girl in the state of Oklahoma (US). Three teens in the state of Texas (US) have been hospitalized. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), taking more than the allowed dosage of Benadryl can lead to "heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death." I don't understand why teens would actually participate in these challenges. There have been plenty of others recently as well the nutmeg challenge and the cinnamon challenge.
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@CarolDM (98747)
• United States
25 Sep
Unfortunately these types of challenges have been happening for years. They do not see the threat. Teens do not have fully developed brains.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
That's what it seems like.
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@CarolDM (98747)
• United States
25 Sep
@lovebuglena That is how it is, seriously. The brain does not develop until early 20s.
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@moffittjc (91100)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Sep
This is a perfect example of natural selection at its best right here. What a bunch of idiots. I guess we do need to thin out the gene pool a little bit.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I am curious about the cinnamon and nutmeg challenges. I think nutmeg you had to inhale in large amounts and cinnamon you had to ingest in a large amount.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Oct
@moffittjc I briefly read about them but don't remember.
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@MALUSE (62471)
• Germany
25 Sep
It's hard to feel sympathy with such idiots. I feel pity with their families.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
I wonder what possesses them to do something like this.
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• Leesburg, Georgia
26 Sep
I thought Tik Tok has been banned?? These challenges are quite scary...
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@LeaPea2417 (29769)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Sep
I read that if you already have it downloaded in the US , you can keep it.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
@LeaPea2417 oh wow! That's not good.
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• Leesburg, Georgia
28 Sep
@LeaPea2417 Gracious!
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@toniganzon (59695)
• Philippines
26 Sep
Benadryl cannot be sold here over the counter because of that very reason.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I wonder why it is allowed here in the US over the counter.
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@toniganzon (59695)
• Philippines
28 Sep
@lovebuglena Just glad it isn't the same here.
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@DianneN (199732)
• United States
25 Sep
These teens are morons and don't have loving and watchful parents.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
They are teens. Parents can't control what they do.
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@DianneN (199732)
• United States
26 Sep
@lovebuglena They didn't raise them correctly.
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@Janet357 (61000)
26 Sep
They don't know what they are doing. I thought Tiktok was banned in the USA.
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@LeaPea2417 (29769)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Sep
If you already had it downloaded in the US, you can keep it.
@sophie09 (29349)
• Indonesia
25 Sep
I think this is stupid
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
I agree. Unfortunately, it has become a trend, doing things like that.
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@sophie09 (29349)
• Indonesia
25 Sep
@lovebuglena where is that? Its not viral here in my country
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
@sophie09 As far as I know US.
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@LadyDuck (307183)
• Switzerland
26 Sep
Those challenges are stupid and dangerous, if some of them suffer of glaucoma they will become blind taking Benadryl.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I guess they don't know about the dangers or they just don't care.
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@LadyDuck (307183)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
@lovebuglena They surely don't know, but where are their parents?
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Sep
@LadyDuck Who knows? But these are teens not little kids. Can't control everything they do. Or even know about it.
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• Sonora, California
25 Sep
This nonsense has to stop...
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
I wanna read up on the cinnamon and nutmeg challenges. I think the nutmeg they have to inhale but the cinnamon they have to eat a spoonful of.
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• Sonora, California
26 Sep
@lovebuglena I remember that, as well as the Tide Pod Challenge, complete nonsense
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@LeaPea2417 (29769)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Sep
@Michellekidwell that tide pod thing was crazy!
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@Ladanger (13947)
• United States
25 Sep
This generation is out of control. Very weird challenges.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
Very much so. And all for fame on social media.
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@Ladanger (13947)
• United States
25 Sep
@lovebuglena that’s what gets them views lol it’s crazy
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
@Ladanger I would not do something dumb or dangerous for views.
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@paigea (30557)
• Canada
29 Sep
It makes me sad.
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@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Sep
I would never think that the young generation would do stupid stuff like that.
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25 Sep
I won’t be participating
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Sep
Neither should anyone with a brain.
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@stringer321 (5677)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
6 Oct
They are bored, they don't know what to do with themselves, they need some meaningful life. What do they think ?
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
6 Oct
Maybe they are bored. But if they do these challenges and film themselves doing them and post the videos on social media I guess they are looking for fame or popularity.
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
6 Oct
@lovebuglena they think it will fill them up with satisfaction but it won't. It will make them proud only for a while until they stand up in fron of the mirror and ask themselves what is the point of our living in this world, why are we here...Maybe then they will start looking for answers.
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@LindaOHio (49384)
• United States
27 Sep
I heard about this. Teens will try anything and everything. I don't know what the answer is.
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I am worried about their generation...
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@LindaOHio (49384)
• United States
27 Sep
@lovebuglena For sure!
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• India
27 Sep
That's just disgusting. Isn't tiktok banned in USA?
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I do not use it. Trump wanted it banned. According to what I found online a US judge is supposed to rule on the ban preventing new downloads. And then TikTok threatens legal action against the Trump US ban.
• India
27 Sep
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@Corbin5 (207109)
• United States
26 Sep
My sister told me about this challenge. The rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed and won't be until age 25 so teens do things those with fully developed brains would not.
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
In today's world even those with fully developed brains do stupid things.
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@Corbin5 (207109)
• United States
27 Sep
@lovebuglena You are so right about that!
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@LeaPea2417 (29769)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Sep
I think these teens think they are invincible, that nothing bad can happen to them.
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
Could be. But they also crave for some social media fame. So they do these stupid things and record themselves doing it and then post on social media to gain likes and views and some "fame".
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@Shavkat (93123)
• Philippines
26 Sep
This is not a good thing. It seems TikTok is moving to the next level.
@lovebuglena (22440)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Sep
I don't know if all these challenges that are happening are only on TikTok but seems like this social media platform ain't a good thing.