Doing This Can Cause Maggots to Live in Your Nose

01/22/2014

Here at DFH we’re no stranger to bugs living in weird places – in fact, we welcome the stories!

Whether it’s maggots in your toes, in between your fingers or in your baby’s bottom, we've covered it.

but there’s a new trend that earns the title “Dumbest Thing to Do to Your Body,” and, no, it’s not the Cotton Ball Diet or the Cinnamon Challenge. It’s even better! credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Kids these days are apparently snorting Smarties. Yes, that’s right. These delicious little candies apparently aren’t tasty enough for some, who have chosen to crush up the little sugar rushes and snort them like drugs.

Apparently the same is true of aspartame and Crystal Light for those who find the act of drinking Diet Coke or lemonade to be too cumbersome.

The risks of this trick include developing a lung infection (similar to the Cinnamon Challenge, the sugar can enter your lungs and cause health complications), can cause wheezing, chronic cough, asthma and sinus infections. And, according to Dr. Oren Friedman, a nose specialist at the Mayo Clinic “frequent snorting could even rarely lead to maggots feeding on the sugary dust wedged inside the nose.”

So, beware of this ridiculous trend and for more strange and weird things, be sure to tune in to Monsters Inside Me on DFH Mondays @ 10pm!

By: Jen Wolfe

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