New "Beezin" Trend Amongst Teens Could be Deadly

Have you ever heard of "Beezin"? Well many of us haven't, and that's because it's a new trend among teenagers that's spreading like wild fire.

Some teens say it helps them stay awake and alert, others say it gives them a tingly high. Either way, teenagers are layering their eyelids with Burt's Bees lip balm. And while it may be an all-natural product that keeps your lips nice and soft, it can be very harmful to the eyes.

Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor, a medical toxicologist, says it's not as harmless as you may think. "Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. If you use the lip balm on the cold sore and your friend borrows the lip balm, puts it on their eyelid, the herpes virus could be transmitted from the lip balm to a person's eye. And that person could go blind."

Doctors warn that "Beezin" could lead to serious health risks, including allergic creations or even symptoms similar to pink eye. In more serious cases, an infection could develop costing patients their eye sight or even their life.


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