The Doctors: Teens Drug Abuse
Dr. Travis Stork said on The Doctors February 12 2013 that teenagers are reaching for brand new drugs. And they’re in your cabinet. There are increasing trips to the emergency room from teenagers snorting nutmeg and drinking vanilla extract. But why? Dr. Andrew Ordon explained that vanilla extract is 35 percent alcohol, making it 70 proof. If teens drink enough of it, they could get a buzz.
The Drs TV: Snorting Nutmeg Side Effects
Dr. Lisa Masterson explained that if a teenager snorts nutmeg, they get a psychoactive effect similar to amphetamines and LSD. Dr. Jim Sears said that the first thing that hits you after snorting nutmeg is severe nausea and diarrhea. Dr. Ordon added that it is also terrible for the nasal lining.
Dr. Sears said that a lot of teens are also soaking gummy bears in vodka and that parents should be aware of this. This particular trend seems, at least to me, to be nothing new. Skittles soaked in vodka and gummy bears soaked in vodka are very popular. However, it is a danger for parents, though, because vodka-soaked gummy bears are very hard to tell apart from regular gummy bears.
The Doctors: 11-Year-Old Bullied For Being Pregnant Turns Out To Have A Tumor
An 11-year-old in Florida was the target of a rumor in her school. Her fellow students teased her for the increasing size of her stomach, because everyone assumed she was pregnant. But after multiple pregnancy tests came up negative, her mother took her to the doctor, where an 18 pound tumor was discovered growing inside of her abdomen.
It’s very rare for a young girl to have a tumor before puberty and almost as rare to have a tumor this large inside the abdomen. The Doctors spoke to the young girl’s mother, who said that her daughter was still being bullied, because her students started a rumor that she’d killed the baby.
The surgeon who had done the surgery, Dr. Maryanne Dokler, said that this type of ovarian tumor was very rare. She said she probably only sees one every four to five years. She said the size of the tumor was extraordinary and probably the largest she’d seen.