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Doctors are warning people not to take part in a new waxing trend on Tik Tok. They say people are pouring hot wax on their face, arms, mouth and nose before allowing it to dry and then ripping it off. Dr. Sarah Jarvis, a general practitioner, says she would never recommend the process. “The whole point of wax is that it hardens as it cools. If it gets into the nostrils, it may block them, making it very hard to get out.”

They say hot wax treatments should be left to professionals. Alex Echeverri, who works at a salon, says that he was concerned about the safety while attempting the process. “Our first consideration would be that it could cause suffocation.” He continued, “There’s no control element to smothering the face with wax. And wax hardens. So it could harden in the airways and have to be surgically removed.”

Attempting to wax inside your nose or ears is not recommended!!

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