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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Non food ingestion: Eating items that are non-foods. Paint chips, fuzz balls, dirt, paper, things like that. It's normal in toddlers, abnormal any other time.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
PICA: Pica means the abnormal craving of nonnutritional products like clay, charcoal, paint, dirt, ice, etc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Pica: Pica is the ingestion of non-food materials, or substances with little or no nutritional value. Pagophagia is considered to be a type of pica - it is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia, other: People who compulsively eat substances that are not meant to be food may have iron deficiency anemia. Examples include ice and dirt. This can go along ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Pica: Some causes are; iron deficiency, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychoses, or cultural practice in some tribes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Not if this is you: At 39, you have done all the growing you are going to do. Pica is the injestion of non-food substances and can include nearly anything from paper to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Anemia: People with chronic anemia may develop pica as a symptom.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
PICA: An abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat. Such as chalk, clay or dirt. Pica is common in malnutrition.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Snead
33 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Anemia, psych ones: Iron deficiency anemia in particular is commonly found in those with pica. Mental retardation, autism, some forms of pyschosis can all be associated w ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Hongos?: es muy común en personas que usan gafete, por el exceso de sudor y humedad.

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