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See a psychiatrist: Unusual desires to eat things (or smell things) are collectively called "pica", and often indicate serious underlying emotional, psychological and psychiatric issues, and occasionally are an indicator for an underlying physical problem. You need to see your family doctor first, and if nothing physical is revealed, get a referral to a mental health specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In what areas. : Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ; http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#chronic. ...Read more
I read aloud or moth the words. It helps me understand better. Is this weird & how do I study like this w/out distracting others?
Studying: It's really good that you are trying to study and to understand as much as possible. It's not weird, it's even fairly common, just not the most common way to read or the fastest - but that is okay for most purposes. Do you go to a school? Do they have counselors? If so, they can help. If you make little or no noise (mouthing) it need not bother others. Try a simple "i hope this won't disturb you". ...Read more
Probably: If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and fail to treat it then it will most likely spread to all areas of your mouth where teeth are present. Although there is no easy cure, treatment can help to control it. Just know that it requires a lot of effort on your part with excellent oral hygiene and regular visits to a dentist, hygienist, or periodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral urges: Some people just have a strong need to suck or chew, can remain present all their lives. Many people smoke, snack, or even suck their thumb late into life with thie. Better a thumb or binky than a cigarette! ...Read more
I was bitten by a black legged tick, I believe it was on me less than 24hrs. If I go a moth without symptoms am I in the clear?
Well: The issue with ticks is if the penetrate the skin and then what kind of tick is it for the concern is developing lunes disease. Now you do not give much information so to ease your mind you should probably see doctor for evaluation. Then you will feel better ...Read more