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'My Strange Addiction': Teenager Addicted To Eating Deodorant (VIDEO)

02/28/2013 08:21 am ET

Virtually everyone uses and appreciates deodorant, but nobody loves it as much as 19-year-old Nicole. She was spotlighted on
"My Strange Addiction" because she can't stop eating deodorant. Nicole said that she eats about half a stick of deodorant a day, which equates to about 15 sticks a month, and 360 total sticks since she started eating it about two years ago.

"“My life revolves around eating deodorant. When I wake up in the morning, I want deodorant," Nicole said. "It’s really soft. It feels like it melts in my mouth. It has its own unique taste."

She said she prefers the spray because it doesn't leave residue and absorbs into her mouth really fast. One of the things absorbing so fast is the active ingredient in deodorant, which is aluminum. It's dangerous to ingest aluminum, and in fact the label says that if you swallow deodorant, you should contact poison control right away.

Nicole checked in with a doctor, who ran several tests. He told her that he was worried about her brain, which could be causing the memory loss she said she'd been having. But at the close of the show, Nicole was still struggling to battle her addiction.

See more shocking true compulsions on "My Strange Addiction," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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