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I have this habit of chewing my hair(a bad habit) should I…

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I have this habit of chewing my hair(a bad habit) should I be worried especially if I just put shampoo on it?
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If you washed the shampoo out it isn't a concern

There is no harm in that

Be careful not to swallow hair though

It can accumulate and can a stomach obstruction called a bezoar

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks in advance
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Are bezoars fatal and is my action potentially carcinogenic?

see my reply above

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No they are not usually fatal but they need to be removed surgically

It is not carcinogenic

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What if the shampoo gets ingested?

Nothing much.

It is just soap.

It will irritate your stomach and probably cause diarrhea

but no permanent or serious harm

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