Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns

Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns

In the case of the Hot Water Challenge, Bartkus says it's possible to end up with permanent disfigurement due to burns - or, if someone swallows the water, burns to the airway that could cause them to close, resulting in death.

A 15-year-old boy in Little Rock, Arkansas, was at a sleepover with his high school friends last August when he woke up to the "worst pain" of his life, KTHV reported.

"I looked down at my chest", he said. The Hot Water Challenge claimed one life a year ago when a child drank boiling water, and in a YouTube video by MedXclusive Learning, physicians claim they are seeing more injured patients in the ER because of unsafe social media challenges. "And then, like, I looked down at my chest, and my skin just fell off my chest, and then I went and I looked in a mirror and then I had skin falling off right here and on my face", he said.

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The "challenge" calls for boiling water to be poured on a friend who typically doesn't see it coming (some people participate willingly), or drinking boiling water from a straw.

He suffered second degree burns on his back, chest and face.

A 15-year-old from IN is recovering from second-degree burns after his friends reportedly threw boiling water on him while he slept.

Local doctors told WXIN they are starting to see more and more of these internet challenges sending people to the hospital. "I can guarantee it", Dr. Ed Bartkus, the EMS director at Methodist Hospital in Indiana.

Kyland's mom Andrea still can't shake the sight of her son's injuries.

"If you hear them talking about challenges, I don't care what type of challenge it is, let them know that it's not a good idea", she said. "Don't take it overboard", Kyland said. Doctors says his pigment should return in the next few months.

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