FDA warns: don’t cook chicken in NyQuil

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — The FDA has a warning for people — and one the agency probably didn’t expect to need to make. Don’t cook chicken in NyQuil.

Seems pretty obvious — and quite frankly, not a tasty option either.

But a new social media challenge is encouraging young people to cook their poultry with the basic ingredients in NyQuil and other over-the-counter cough products. And this one is dangerous even if you don’t eat the chicken.

That’s because the FDA says boiling medication can change its properties making it more concentrated.

Just breathing it in can damage your lungs.

This isn’t the only dangerous challenge involving OTC meds.

The FDA says teens have died during the “Benadryl challenge” which includes taking a lot of the meds to hallucinate.

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