Fort Worth, Texas,
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April
2015
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#kyliejennerchallenge = #painandbruising for teens

​Why your teen shouldn’t take the #kyliejennerchallenge

Give it to the Jenners, they sure know how to get attention. But right now 17-year-old Kylie Jenner may not be enjoying the spotlight as much as usual.

A disturbing trend on social media, the #kyliejennerchallenge, has left some teenagers in pain and not the look they were hoping for … to say the least.

So what is the challenge?”

“Kids suck into a container, often a shot glass, to increase blood flow to the lips, giving them a temporarily fuller, more pouty look,” said Justin Smith, M.D., a pediatrician and medical advisor for digital health at Cook Children’s.

At what does Kylie have to say for herself?

Kylie Jenner responded to the controversy through Twitter:

I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look. (Cont...)

3:09 PM - 21 Apr 2015

Kylie Jenner ✔ @KylieJenner

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I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look. ❤️❤️❤️

 

Why should you tell your teenager not to do it? Dr. Smith has a few reasons:

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Chapping/cracking – any cracking can lead to infection
  • Cuts (some severe) from shattered glass

About the source

Justin Smith, M.D., is a Cook Children's pediatrician in Lewisville . View more from The Doc Smitty at his Facebook page. He attended University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and did his pediatric training at Baylor College of Medicine. He joins Cook Children's after practicing in his hometown of Abilene for four years. He has a particular interest in development, behavior and care for children struggling with obesity. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his 3 young children, exercising, reading and writing about parenting and pediatric health issues.

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