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i have an addiction to eating deodorant and im afraid its gonna kill me , what should i do?? im scared and im watching the tv show right now

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Um...either you're trying to get on the show or you really do need help..

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Lmfao sounds like a horrible situation..you need to replace your addiction with a better thing to do

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Ask a doctor it might mean your not getting like enough of a vitamin so you eat deodorant for it it's not going to kill you

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sorry, but it could totally kill you. Deodorant is not a natural substance like that that can be used for human consumption!
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It can what are you kidding me it's all chemicals
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There is nothing in deodorant that has any nutritive value, and there is nothing in deodorant that is addictive. This is not a cry for help, it is a bid for attention. Don't play into her hands.
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That is very serious you should Go to a rehab center

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its not like a drug
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I know but it can still harm ur body
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Wow its time for you to see a doc (~_~)

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Ummmm if this is for real and you really can not stop eating deodorant then you need to see a psychiatrist asap. I am sure the chemicals in deodorant are not good to eat. ..... and may I add ... yuck!

Is there really a show on eating weird things??

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yess its on tv right now on tlc
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"My Strange Addiction". It's about many strange addictions! They don't all involve eating things.
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its really not nasty
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I might have to check that show out.
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Kenyada, its hasty, unhealthy and ugly-you need to see a doctor ASAP. Instead of telling US what you're eating, tell your freaking parents & GET SOME HELP!
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then y do they have ask.com for aksing questions if someone cant ask for help with out someone telling them not to tell us and go do this or that
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Lilldevil - Because sometimes the problem they want resolved needs a professional and not a group of laymen, as well meaning as we may be.
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Yes. It's a place for pathetic people who will do anything, no matter how degrading, to be on television. These are the losers of the world.
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"TV?!" .....(looking right....looking left....jumping up suddenly to look behind)...."What TV. I don't see any camera!" .... (peeking under the desk, just in case.....relieved....relaxing)......"How does one wind up on TV by participating in Ask.com questions?"..... (carefully peeking under a pile of papers)....."And do you really think everyone who participates is a loser? I mean, you are here too!..... hmmmmm isn't there another name for a mother dog? Just thinking.."
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try to eat something else, and before you bite, put some on so you won't be tempted to eating it knowing you put it on your armpit

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Ask your mom or doctor

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make it into a TV show

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Wow, if that's true, then please get help immediately. Probably you should call poison control, especially if you (have) consumed large quantities. I don't know. I don't really know what's all in it, but I do know that there are dangerous chemicals in it that you definitely should not be digesting. But you know that. At least GET A PSYCHIATRIST ASAP!

Good luck!

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ive been eating it since i was in the 4th grade but i dnt swallow it i just get the taste on my tongue and rub it on my gums
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Please take care of yourself..
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Go to the doctor and see a

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They're socially awkward

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Uh...go to a doctor that sounds really bad.

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There is aluminum in deodorant unless you buy it at the health food store. Eating aluminum is really bad for you. You must find a way to stop this. Replace it with something healthier. Popcorn, gum. yogurt, etc. This has become an obsession. If your parents know and can afford it, ask to see a psychologist to learn behaviour modification for this habit. In the meantime, buy deodorant from the health food store.

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my parents kno all about it but they dnt kno i eat it everyday
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Kenyada, tell them it's getting worse and is now a daily habit that seems like an obsession and you need professional help to stop it.
I hope you realize that you are probably someone who could get addicted to things quite easily, like smoking, drugs, alcohol, poker, etc. You will need to keep your lifestyle very clean and plain to address this. I hope you get to see a psychologist.
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Kenyada, disregard most of these answers. They are mostly from uneducated and intolerant people who don't understand these things. Don't have hurt feelings about that. Don't read those nasty answers more than once. You are doing the right thing when you seek assistance like this. Behaviour modification is the way to go.
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thanks i will make sure i get to that
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You need to see a doctor and therapist. This is a very serious situation and you could get very sick or die. Eating deodorant is not healthy and could lead to various health problems.

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Stop or DIE!!

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thank God it's not antiperspirant. I hear that gives u cotton mouth

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You should be on that show..."my strange addiction"!!!

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Ok well the back of most deodorants say that if you swallow it you will need to contact a Poison Control Center. You should stick with smelling it.

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An addiction to eating non edible items is called 'pica' and it is a psychological disorder. You need to talk to your doc before you seriously poison yourself. He might be able to treat you with anti-anxiety meds. If not he can refer you to a pychiatrist.

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Pica is almost always confined to very small children. This is nothing more than a pathetic bid for attention.
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That isnt true. Many adults suffer from Pica as well. Shame on you for downplaying what could be a serious psych problem. People like you, with your antiquated view if psych problems, are the reason its still so difficult for many people with psych issues to seek help! My guess is you have the same view about cutting. So many kids who are afraid to get help because the adults who should be helping them sneer at them instead.
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Well,guess what, your guess is wrong! I happen to be a psychologist, and I do not believe that eating deodorant is an addiction. What is in deodorant that makes it addictive? It does not any contain psychotropic chemicals that could trigger an addictive response.

Sometimes children see adults on television doing degrading, ridiculous things for attention, and they mimic them. Giving them a lot of sympathy just reinforces the behavior since it is done for attention in the first place.
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no i forbid to try to get any attention purposely because that would be ashamed of me me and my family members know about this weird addiction and it is a condition that has me in a trance
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Pica - or eating non-food items - is in fact a psychological disorder. You should seek a medical professional for help or alternatively, have a session with a hypnotist who might be able to use regression analysis to discover the reason for your unusual behavior and use that to suggest a cessation of the behavior to your subconscious. Deodorant, particularly antiperspirants, have very dangerous chemicals if digested. Get help.

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this could be serious. go to a doctor. see if its effecting your health. also see a psychiatrist or counselor to figure out how to get around this addiction.

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