A teenager from New York named Nicole has an extremely strange addiction. It’s not that she can’t stop smoking cigarettes, eating chocolate or drinking coffee - it’s that she can’t stop chowing down on sticks of deodorant. Nicole, 19, says that her taste for deodorant developed when she was a toddler, but that eating the sweet-smelling sticks has become an obsession for her over the past two years.
Since her mania began she has eaten about a half a stick a day on average. That works out to about 15 sticks a month, reports The Daily Mail. Nicole’s body does not always cooperate with her addiction. Sometimes her cravings give her a dry mouth and stomach cramps. When that happens, 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. “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 continuing to eat deodorant will damage her health. Deodorant sticks are mainly made from waxes and oil. One their other main ingredients is aluminum, which can cause dementia, seizures or even death.
After Nicole's boyfriend Zhakia convinced her to see a doctor, she has tried to cut down. She tries to eat almonds whenever she gets a craving but admits that she still eats at least a little bit 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.”
Source: (The Daily Mail)