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Dr Opeyemi Adeyemi
The internet has gone crazy in the last two weeks over the #cratechallenge which involves stacking crates together in form of stairs. Individuals then climb this clearly imbalanced object from one side to the other at the risk of their health.
Death and head injuries have been recorded in the United States where it all started but has this stopped Nigerians from jumping on this challenge? No. In this critical season of unfavorable healthcare and doctors being on strike, I’m here to inform you that the only person who would benefit is the hospital treating you as the bills would be enormous.
The challenge involved falling off heights and landing on the unknown which could be concrete floor, the crates or any other object around. This leads to bruises, cuts, fractures, dislocation, head injuries, injuries to internal organs and death.
There are so many horrid pictures from people who have done the challenge on the internet, this risk of lifelong injuries have led some apps like Tik Tok to ban it altogether. The best advice I can give you as a doctor is there is no benefit whatsoever from jumping on viral trends that can cost your life.
Dr. Opeyemi Adeyemi fondly called dryemz is a Public Health Physician and owner of the sexual health clinic which runs under O and A Medical Center Ogun State, Nigeria.
She had her medical training in Sumy State University, Ukraine and MscPH from the University of South Wales.
She has her show Mediclounge on Hi-impact TV and uses social media to educate people on Sexual and Reproductive Health with videos and pictorial illustrations using the hashtag #girlchatwithdryemz. She is a sexual health consultant for newspapers like platform times and Punch.
She invented The Flow Game in an effort to address menstruation stigma and has written two books on sexual and reproductive health. Her foundation runs the Brave Boys and Girls club which travels around the South western part of Nigeria to provide sex education to children and teenagers in the effort to fight against public health issues like teenage pregnancy, STIs, HIV/AIDS and Sexual assault.