IV lounges are becoming a thing. People are using them to recover from hangovers, jet lag, to get high or a vitamin boost.
The IV lounge craze has been spurred on by celebrities who embrace IV treatment casually. Prices range from roughly $80 to $875 and are generally unregulated.
IV lounges respond quickly to whatever is happening in the public moment. For instance, many lounges offer drips containing “immunity-boosting” vitamins to fight flu during a severe influenza season.
But are all centers run by operators who are conscientious of true customer safety?
- Improperly inserted IVs can create a stroke-causing air embolism
- The infusion rate can potentially cause swelling of the brain
- Possible heart failure or kidney damage if done incorrectly
- IVs contain a lot of salt, which could have a negative effect on people with high blood pressure.