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Have you heard or even tried the so-called “NyQuil Chicken” or “Sleepy Chicken,” which is currently trending and getting much attention? The new craze is about creating your chicken meal cooked in a cold and flu cure. The cooking entails putting chicken breasts in a pan while they’re drenched in NyQuil or some over-the-counter cough and cold medication. This medication contains paracetamol with dextromethorphan and is available in many drug stores.

Many individuals claim that the trend can cure flu and cold. However, according to health experts, this is quite concerning. Doctors have voiced out health concerns and have advised against braising chicken – or anything else – in a cold and flu cure solution.

“The idea that by saturating any food product in a medicine believing that it will provide some novel health benefit or cure is not just stup*d, but incredibly dangerous,” Dr. Jeff Foster, a key founder of the national medical company H3 Health, narrated.

There are Significant Concerns in Embracing the new Tik Tok Challenge

Foster explained that saturating any food product with medicine can bring health advantages or cures. However, he was keen to point out the high risks involved. The current Tik Tok challenge has an array of risks. The users of Nyquil are not adhering to the appropriate dosages even though pharmaceutical dosages exist for a purpose.

Using Nyquil to cook marinated chicken, the medicine’s water and alcohol evaporate very quickly. The result is meat covered by the medicine’s concentrated ingredients. And eating the meat like that is equivalent to swallowing a quarter to half a bottle of NyQuil. Unfortunately, people cook the chicken for barely five minutes and declare it ready for consumption.

The likely end risks associated with inhaling and swallowing the drug in excess are severe liver toxicity, dizziness, vomiting, seizures, and the extreme being death.

Sadly, this is not the only challenge doing rounds. Others include the milk crate challenge, which uses stack milk crates to make a stair. Dry Scoop challenge whereby people eat pre-workout powder without diluting it with water and baby swing challenge where children utilize baby swings that are not fit for them.