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Ahoskie, NC
A 37-year-old female asked:

I crave baby powder it doesn't matter whether is cornstarch or talc. the craving is getting worse with each passing day. can this be harmful?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Pica: Pica describes a disorder that causes your body to crave items and substances with no nutritional value. The most common cravings are for dirt and chalk. 25 to 33 percent of all pica cases involve small children, 20 percent involve pregnant women and 10 to 15 percent involve individuals with learning disabilities. A small percentage of those affected have iron or vitamin d deficiency. See your do.
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Last updated Nov 13, 2013


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