Salt and Ice Challenge – The Newest Dangerous Internet Teen Challenge

Image result for salt and ice challengeWatch out mom and dad! Doctors are warning parents about another stupid and very dangerous game teenagers are playing that can lead to permanent damage. It’s called the “salt and ice challenge.” Kids pour salt on a part of their body and then place an ice cube over it. That salt lowers the temperature of the ice-cube and within five to ten minutes, the cube can cause serious injuries. Dr. Brian Wagers, a pediatric physician at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health says, “It’s essentially like frostbite. Some of the pictures you’ll see on the internet and YouTube, those kids have third-degree burns. I mean it turns it to leather essentially.” And if you did have hair there, it’ll never grow back. Do not try this at home…or anywhere! (WXIN)