15-year-old severely burned in hot water viral challenge

15-year-old severely burned in hot water viral challenge

15-year-old severely burned in hot water viral challenge

An Indiana family is raising the red flag about what some have dubbed the "Hot Water Challenge".

A unsafe new social media challenge left a 15-year-old boy in the U.S. seriously burned, according to reports. "Don't just give them your phone and let them go by", she said.

Fifteen-year-old Kyland Clark said he and his friend were looking up the hot water challenge on YouTube.

"My skin just fell off my chest, and then I looked in the mirror and I had skin falling off here and, on my face", Kyland told the news station. The stupid viral challenges are very risky, and the Hot Water Challenge follows the same vein. Last year, 8-year-old Ki'ari Pope died after drinking boiling water for the challenge, her throat just too badly burned. He suffered second-degree burns to his body and face, Fox News reported.

Before the incident, Kyland and the pal looked up the social media craze on YouTube and made a decision to try the challenge, which involves pouring boiling hot water in tenuous circumstances. He spent a week in the hospital, undergoing treatment. For his mother Andrea, it was one of her worst nightmares.

- YUTAONO (@OYsekaowa1D) July 28, 2018Kyland Clark Indiana teen hot water challenge gone wrong: extent of injuries.

"It's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be". In the case of the hot water challenge, Dr. Ed Bartkus says it's possible to end up with permanent disfigurement due to burns or, if someone swallows the hot water, burns to the airway that could cause them to close, resulting in death. "Don't take it overboard", Kyland said.

Clark described to WKRG how he received the serious injuries shortly after he and a friend looked up the "Hot Water Challenge" on YouTube.

"If you're friends are telling you to do this, they aren't good friends", he said.

Kyland is recovering from his injuries. His doctors are hopeful that pigment will return in Clark's face within a few months.

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