'Condom Snorting Challenge' Is the Latest Dangerous Viral Craze

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Another disturbing viral video challenge, "the condom snorting challenge". The nose is the opening to the airwaves, and there's always a risk that when you snort the condom it won't just come out your mouth but may get inhaled in the lungs, DC Inno reported.

"Even if you successfully complete the challenge and pull the condom out your mouth, the bottom line is that it's incredibly irritating and a good chance it will wreak havoc on your sinuses, nasal passages, and upper airway", Glatter said.

Where would one see such a thing, you might ask? He cautioned: "As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them".

Condoms were never meant to be used like this, but that's allegedly what's happening.

March 2018 saw an uptick in media coverage, but it wasn't because people were snorting condoms again.

The condom-snorting challenge follows in the footsteps of the unsafe Tide Pod challenge, which came to worldwide media attention in January 2018.

The condom challenge could be the next Tide Pod challenge.

Tide Pods are so January.

Now teens are taking on an even grosser challenge in pursuit of Internet fame - and this one is making stomachs turn, as it is as disgusting as it is risky.

In this "challenge", a person inhales an unwrapped condom through one nostril while the other nostril is blocked. While the idea has been floating around like a condom in a toilet for a while now, its recent social media virulence has brought on a host of would-be Internet celebrity copycats.

And, indeed, the unintended consequences can be fatal. Condom inhalation poses serious risks like choking and could also damage the nose's inner lining, according to Forbes contributor and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Bruce Y. Lee. Another woman accidentally swallowed the condom and it blocked her appendix, leading to appendicitis.

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