ARLINGTON (CBS) — Arlington authorities are warning parents about a new TikTok craze that could be dangerous for kids. A combined statement from the police chief, superintendent, and health department said to watch out for the “Benadryl challenge.”
The challenge encourages kids to take a large dose of Benadryl because it can cause hallucinations.READ MORE: 'Unusual Situation': Why Gas Prices Are So Expensive - And How You Can Save Money
Taking higher than recommended doses of Benadryl can lead to heart problems, seizures, coma, or death.READ MORE: Boston To Remove Tents At 'Mass And Cass' Homeless Encampments; Public Health Crisis Declared
Officials said they do not believe the challenge is prevalent in Arlington but they want families to be aware.
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