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NY Teen Is So Addicted to Deodorant She Eats At Least Half a Stick a Day

Update Date: Mar 01, 2013 03:43 PM EST

A New York teenager has revealed that she is addicted to eating deodorant sticks.

Nicole, 19, says that she started eating deodorants when she was just a toddler but then became obsessed with eating it in the last two years, according to the Daily Mail.  What's more, since she developed her "addiction" she has been eating on average half a stick a day or 15 sticks a month.

Nicole said that her cravings sometimes give her a dry mouth and stomach cramps so instead of eating deodorant she sometimes resorts to spraying deodorant on her tongue to get her fix.

"My brain tells me, 'you have to eat it.' I tried giving it up for a week but got really sick and had bad headaches," she said on the TCL show "My Strange Addiction". "When I realize I'm out of deodorant I panic. My anxiety goes crazy and I get really aggravated. Without it, I'd be a totally different person."

Nicole has been warned that her habit can lead to serious health repercussions. While deodorant sticks are mainly made of waves and oil, another main ingredient is aluminum, which can cause seizures, dementia and even death.

After her boyfriend Zhakia asked her to see a doctor, she has been trying to cut down on her bizarre habit.  The doctor confirmed that Nicole's habit was seriously risking her health.  Now she tries to eat almonds when she gets a craving. However, she is still eating a small amount of deodorant on a daily basis.

"It's really soft. It feels like it melts in my mouth," she explained. "Deodorant really has a unique taste of its own."

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