Doctors have warned people to beware of a dangerous new trend that has gone viral on social media since it appeared on TikTok. Fashion “sleepy chicken”, which makes users prepare their own stew as a remedy for flu or coronavirus.
The practice would be bathe the chicken in some syrup to cure these diseases, as if it were oil or without counting the amount of liquid that is added. Several videos on the social network show people preparing the dish, some even using about half a bottle of medicine for their meat.
“It tends to bring out the worst in some cases, hence the Darwinian approach of anti-vaxers who get their medical ‘research’ from sources like Facebook and Instagram. The case of chicken Nyquil is no different. The idea of saturating any food product in a drug in the belief that it will provide some novel health benefit or cure It’s not just stupid, it’s incredibly dangerous.” said Dr. Jeff Foster, speaking to The Sun.
Some of the videos that can be seen on the social network show people boiling raw chicken in medicine, in the false belief that “it can help you get over an illness quickly.