Illinois Kids Are Doing This Dangerous Trend They Learned From Tiktok
What is "beezin"? Experts explain how the so-called trend could cause harm to the eyes, as people reveal on TikTok why they've tried it
What Tiktok Comments Said
- "Yes, me and my friend are obsessed with this," one user commented on TikTok video.
- "I do it to try and stay awake," another TikToker said.
- "This was my gateway drug," another said.
What Is This New Trend?
Why You Should NOT Do It.
What Are The Effects?
Dr. Patrick Harkins mentioned that products with menthol or peppermint oil are formulated specifically for certain parts of the body, like the lips, he said. Then there’s the risk of infection, especially with something that could have been used on other parts of the body, according to Harkins.
"Putting a lip balm that's been used on your or someone else's lips on your eye is probably a really bad idea because it’s possible to spread infection that way," Harkins said.
"I would be more worried specifically just about an inflammatory reaction, but that can lead to vision loss, scarring, all kinds of problems."
Harkins’ best advice: "If it's on TikTok, don't do it," he said. "That's my parting advice. I guess that's more of general advice, but medical too."