Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Troubling Trend Among Teens

With the popularity of the “Twilight” series, and the latest movie, “Eclipse”, there is a troubling new trend among teens and that's biting.

Some teens are going beyond the hickey, and actually biting their dates to show their love and devotion to each other. This raises a lot of concerns. Two main ones, which are emotional and physical abuse, and infections.

It's said that there is more bacteria in the average human mouth than most animal feces. This can cause both physical and mental side affects that go beyond the usual problems parents may face when their teens date.

With the popularity of Twilight, the series, Eclipse (movie) has earned more than $175 million in the first week of showing—and the every growing in the popular HBO series “True Blood”, it's natural for everyone to be curious, and that's harmless fun when we keep in mind this is all fantasy. Make believe.

It's when fantasy crosses over from make believe into the darker side of reality when teens need to emulate what they consider “cool” and this needs to be not only watched for, but addressed when teens exhibit bite marks. These can become very serious skin infections. It is suggested to have it checked out and stay away from betadine or peroxide to treat it.

To see more on this: Vampire Obsession Sinks Teeth Into Real Life. . . .CBS Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton July7 7, 2010 – article & video

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