Sunday, February 28, 2010
WHO THINKS OF THIS SHIT?
Dr. Mark Shikowitz is an ear, nose and throat specialist at Schneider Children's Hospital in New York. He treated a 9-year-old boy who complained that his nose was burning, and found a piece of candy slowly dissolving inside his nostril. The boy recovered, but Dr. Shikowitz points out that frequent candy “smoking” could lead to infections of the nose, sinuses and lungs, as well as disgusting but rare conditions, like maggots feeding on the sugary dust lodged inside the nose.
Experts also say that when kids mimic bad adult habits, they’re more likely to take up the real habits as they get older. This means, kids who snort candy, or pretend to smoke it are more likely to snort cocaine and crushed prescription drugs, and smoke cigarettes, which can lead to numerous health issues and life-shortening addictions.