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Moth Ball Addiction (Overview)

This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous.


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What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

Repeated sniffing of: Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks. 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 ;. ...Read more

Moth Ball Addiction (Overview)

This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous.


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What is the treatment for moth ball addiction?

Moth ball addiction: Is very dangerous. Inhalation of moth ball vapor or licking/ ingesting moth balls can have severe health consequences. Strongly encourage comprehensive medical evaluation to determine health status and working with an addiction psychiatrist. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

Seek counseling
every other day
Tell your doctor, and seek medical care
once
Develop a support system around family and your close network
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What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

Repeated sniffing of: Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks. 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 ;. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: moth ball addiction?

What is the definition or description of: moth ball addiction?

Inhalent: This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for moth ball addiction?

Moth ball addiction: Is very dangerous. Inhalation of moth ball vapor or licking/ ingesting moth balls can have severe health consequences. Strongly encourage comprehensive medical evaluation to determine health status and working with an addiction psychiatrist. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. ...Read more

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I have foot fetish addiction, what to do?

See a: Psychiatrist. They can help with a plan to help control your fetish so it is not your major focus. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Naphthalene mothball: Ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, v appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma ; convulsions w acute hemolytic anemia, encephalopathy, kernicterus. Kidney ; liver damage have been noted. Http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#cancer. I haven't even touched on paradicholorobenzene mothballs. ...Read more

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For the last year I've been having "old man" breath (moth ball smell). I don't smoke and I do floss and brush twice a day. Help?

For the last year I've been having "old man" breath (moth ball smell). I don't smoke and I do floss and brush twice a day. Help?

Have there been any: Changes in your diet, overall health, medications or supplements you are taking?
When was your last physical exam by your physician and your last dental exam and cleaning? Without this info, it's hard to figure out your problem
see your dentist and physician and together they should be able to determine the cause and develop a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my niece has just been diagnosed with hand, foot and moth disease. What has caused this?

What do you suggest if my niece has just been diagnosed with hand, foot and moth disease. What has caused this?

Virus: "Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease" is a viral infection usually caused by Coxsackie virus. It is extremely common in the summer and can cause blisters or sores in the mouth, as well as on the hands and feet (Thus the name hand foot and mouth). It can also at times cause a high fever. Treatment is mostly supportive with Tylenol/Motrin/Advil and plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?

I have a moth ball taste in the back of my mouth. I have swollen gums on the back of my mouth and on one side on my back tooth. Could it be my wisdom tooth coming?

Infection: You could have an infection, possibly where the wisdom tooth is trying to erupt and still partially covered. You should see a dentist to find out exactly what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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I've been having this pinching ache along the Fascia of my left foot near the balls, for almost 6-7 moths now.

I've been having this pinching ache along the Fascia of my left foot near the balls, for almost 6-7 moths now.

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. The plantar fascia runs from the calcareous to the metatarsal heads "balls" and can become inflamed in a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Metatarsalgia is another common cause. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when I get up, is this normal?

Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when I get up, is this normal?

Scar tissue: When the body heals itself from a surgical procedure, scar tissue is formed. This can cause stiffness in the area. After tarsal tunnel surgery, or any surgery, it is important to prevent the negative effects of scar tissue by performing range of motion exercises once your surgeon allows. I would contact your physician. ...Read more

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For almost 4 moths the when I walk and put presure on my tipi toes it hurts like if my bones are breaking is a pain similar lay on it foot wrong.?

For almost 4 moths the when I walk and put presure on my tipi toes it hurts like if my bones are breaking is a pain similar lay on it foot wrong.?

Possible reasons: Can't say for sure but there are possibilities. My first thought is this is muscle pain and you may not be top tone. Something like pain laying on the foot could be local nerve compression. Pain like the bones are breaking is severe pain and I first worry about nerve pain but bursitis and tendonitis pain could mimic this also. A careful examination may help clarify this for you. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to moth balls - what can I do?

I'm addicted to moth balls - what can I do?

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 more

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My wife tells me that my sweat smells like moth balls or an old guy. I am 60 and in good shape? How to get rid of it?

My wife tells me that my sweat smells like moth balls or an old guy. I am 60 and in good shape? How to get rid of it?

Lab tests.: There are a number of conditions that can produce bad smells, including diabetes, kidney disease and liver disease. If the odor is not related to hygiene, you should see you doctor for blood work to make sure it isn't a sign of something serious. ...Read more

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Do you know are moth balls safe to use in these areas?

Do you know are moth balls safe to use in these areas?

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

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What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

Plaque bacteria: Most bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth. Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? You need to brush your teeth, floss and clean your tongue, and see a dentist regularly. Periodontal disease will cause bad breath. If your mouth is clean and healthy then see md. Medical causes could be diabetes, acid reflux, gerd, allergies, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

She may have a: Dangerous addiction. 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. Suggest that. ...Read more

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My niece says my breath smells like moth balls I've just recently had a cleaning with no cavities or gum disease. What should I do? I

Simple solution: Halitosis even after brushing needs a powerful help. You can brush and floss and still have a bad breath. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend has physical addiction to suboxine. He wants to go off of it cold turkey. How can he ease the withdrawals n never want it again?

My friend has physical addiction to suboxine. He wants to go off of it cold turkey. How can he ease the withdrawals n never want it again?

Should not be taken: With Percocet and hydrocodome. Interesting that he views Suboxone as the problem. If it is prescription Suboxone he needs to come clean with the prescriber about the other drugs. If it is street bought, he should set up an appointment with a certified Suboxone prescriber who can guide him through the process and get him into appropriate other forms of treatment. ...Read more

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How do I cure tv addiction?

How do I cure tv addiction?

Let's treat cause: An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor (s) involved.
An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely.
All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more

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How can one fight addiction?

How can one fight addiction?

Find a specialist: To help with your addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www. Asam. Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www. Aaap. Org) can steer you to experts in your area. ...Read more

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How do drug addictions start?

How do drug addictions start?

Drug addiction: Starts by using a drug that briefly gives you pleasure or relieves distress. The most addicting drugs produce tolerance -- more drug is needed to get the same effect -- & cause withdrawal reactions -- you feel terrible as the drug leaves your body. Addictions are misguided attempts to feel good. They are temporary & can cause more problems than they solve, including permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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How do you get out of an addiction?

How do you get out of an addiction?

See the following: Websites for resources.
www. Addictionsearch. Com
addiction search is a comprehensive site dedicated to providing health consumers and professionals with up-to-date, research-based information on drug and alcohol. ..
www. Addictiontreatment. Net
drug and alcohol addiction treatment, rehabilitation and recovery program articles and resources. ...Read more

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What can I do to break an addiction?

See below: Seek help. You need a support system to help maintain "sobriety". ...Read more

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What can you do to stop an addiction?

What can you do to stop an addiction?

Delay gratification: If addiction is continuing something despite harmful effects on self/loved ones (eg food, substances, games, etc...), there is conflict b/w short term pleasure vs what we care about long term. Motivation to delay gratification through cravings over and over may come from focus on why we want to stop, and understanding that each time we give in to a craving we get farther from what we really want. ...Read more

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What to do to get help for addiction?

You haven't told us: What type of addiction you are dealing with. Working with an addiction medicine specialist can be be effective. 12 step programs can form a good base for recovery (i.e., gamblers anonymous, alcoholics anonymous, over eaters anonymous, etc). ...Read more

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What can cause an addiction to cutting?

What can cause an addiction to cutting?

More cutting.: Cutting stimulates the production of endorphins -- opioid-like substances the body produces to manage pain. It can be addictive. Some patients use cutting to: 1) wordlessly communicate distress, 2) take inchoate emotional pain and focus it onto a specific physical site, 3) practice a sense of mastery over pain and bleeding, 4) produce a strange sense of pleasure. Treat like an addiction and stop. ...Read more

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How to cure my addiction to metal music?

How to cure my addiction to metal music?

Addiction?: You may be using the term addiction loosely - a fashion for awhile. I prefer to think of overdoing behaviors more as compulsions, but it doesn't matter what term you use. There are psychotherapists who are good at helping people with ocd - it might be simple behavior modification or a more complex approach, but you can work on that together. Are you getting tired of it, or growing deaf? ...Read more

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How can I stop doing this food addiction?

Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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What could I do to break a soda addiction?

Soda addiction: The sugar and caffeine in soda are addictive and take time to withdraw from. Try using green tea which is a healthy alternative with far less caffeine and no sugar. You can purchase green teas flavored with fruit like blueberry, pomegranate and others. Cut your soda intake gradually, reducing by 20% per day for a few days and gradually increase. Best. ...Read more

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Short of rx, how to break a food addiction?

Food addiction: Trying to focus on the problem which causes food addiction. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my teen has an addiction?

Change in habits: Watch for change in habits, hygiene, able to give detailed account of activity and temperament. ...Read more

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What can I do to kick an ecstasy addiction?

What can I do to kick an ecstasy addiction?

Reach out get help: All addictions are treatable. Find a good out patient program that offers group therapy and teaches social skills, relapse prevention and stress management. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more