Condom snorting habit among teens raises health concerns

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Doctors warn against teenagers inhaling condoms
Doctors warn against teenagers inhaling condoms

Medical experts are sounding the alarm about the habit of teenagers inhaling condoms. This they say is a potentially life-threatening habit among teens.

There are various videos on the internet now in which teens show themselves inhaling a condom up a nostril until it re-emerges in the mouth. This dangerous stunt is a few years old but has recently taken hold again.

Doctors and school officials are warning teens not to engage in this antic, which is a choking hazard.

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Dr. Ammar Ali, an emergency room physician at Beaumont Health has warned that this ugly habit is capable of choking those who indulge in it.

“You are literally putting something down your nose, which connects to your mouth, which connects to your trachea.

“I mean, you are risking choking on it,” he said.

Another risk associated with this obsession is that the condom could get stuck and may also cause infections.

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Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City who also spoke about the dangers associated with this habit said:

“The nasal passages and sinuses have special cells that can be damaged if objects such as condoms are placed in them, potentially leading to a bacterial or fungal infection.”

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