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Doctors Share Warning Over Dangerous ‘Sleepy Chicken’ TikTok Trend

Sleepy Chicken Trend: Doctors are sharing an urgent warning for people to not take part in the dangerous 'health' hack.
Credit: @igrobflo/TikTok

Doctors are warning people not to take part in a dangerous ‘sleepy chicken’ TikTok trend that is circulating on the platform. 

The ‘hack,’ which is also being referred to as ‘Nyquil chicken,’ involves saturating the meat in a cold and flu medicine, such as Night Nurse.

Understandably, medical experts have slammed the bizarre cooking method and insisted that people should never do ‘research’ through social media.

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Doctors are sharing an urgent warning for people to not take part in the dangerous ‘sleepy chicken’ TikTok trend that is circulating online. Credit: @igrobflo/TikTok

In a chat with The Sun, Dr Jeff Foster said: “It tends to bring out the worst in some cases, hence the Darwinian approach of anti-vaxxers who obtain their medical ‘research’ from such sources as Facebook and Instagram.

“The case of Nyquil chicken is no different. 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 stupid, but incredibly dangerous.”

He continued: “We have doses on medicines for a reason. If you soak a food in it, and then cook it, you are very likely to overdose or at least have no idea what dose you are getting.

“By taking more than you should, you run the real risk of acute liver poisoning, as well as dizziness, vomiting, seizures, and death.”

Physician and assistant clinical professor Dr Aaron Hartman also slammed the trend, informing MIC.com: “When you cook cough medicine like NyQuil, you boil off the water and alcohol in it, leaving the chicken saturated with a super concentrated amount of drugs in the meat.

“If you ate one of those cutlets completely cooked, it’d be as if you’re actually consuming a quarter to half a bottle of NyQuil.”

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