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Nurse warns of the fatal effects of chroming
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@psych_nurse_insight

Nurse warns of the fatal effects of chroming

'Chroming' became a viral trend and led to a 13-year-old girl passing away.

A nurse has explained the effects 'chroming' can have on the brain after it became a viral but deadly trend.

Earlier this year, 13-year-old Esra Haynes from Melbourne, Australia passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest from 'chroming' - a trend that sees participants inhale substance from an aerosol can, such as deodorant.

Her parents have since spoken out in warning to other moms and dads and a nurse has also taken to social media to reveal her experience of looking after those who take part in 'chroming'.

TikToker Mindset Boss Babe - who goes by the username @Psych_nurse_insight - has taken to the platform to raise awareness of what can happen to your brain if you take part in 'chroming'.

The nurse explains: "In my time as a mental health nurse, I have come across quite a few people that have had an extensive history of chroming. And what's worse still, it's generally been from a very young age, like I'm talking 10, 11, 12.

"A couple of these people that I have looked after have bene in a terrible state. Chroming was their starting point and then they progressed to the harder drugs."

But what effect can chroming have on people's brains?

Esra died after 'chroming' at a sleepover.
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Well, the nurse explains in the patients she saw, the amount of chroming they'd done had 'destroyed' their brain.

"These young people were barely functional," she continues. "The only way I can describe it is the lights are on but nobody's home. The brain cells are just completely destroyed."

The TikToker notes she's seen people who take part in it who come from 'traumatic backgrounds and upbringings' but then there are also people who just do it 'for fun'.

"If you actually Google the effects that is has on the brain, you can see comparison pictures of a regular brain and a brain which has been damaged by chroming," she adds.

The nurse wishes kids could see what she has so they would know how bad it is.
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The nurse resolves: "I cannot emphasise this enough, it just kills the brain cells and if you had seen what I've seen with the effects of this stuff.

"I sometimes wish my children could be a fly on the wall to what happens in the mental health wards so they could see how it actually affects people. It's one thing to tell your kids not to do these things, but to show them and for them to actually get a straight up sight of how it makes people act? They make think twice. But that's never going to happen."

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Topics: Health, Mental Health, TikTok, Social Media, Viral, World News