A 29-year-old member asked:
Is it bad for an infant eats dirt?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl answered
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Not recommended: Many children eat bits of dirt now and again. It is not recommended and most suffer no harm. There are some gems in dirt which can cause diarrheal illnesses and possibly some toxins in dirt. If your child eats a lot of dirt or eats it frequently, contact your doctor. Otherwise, wash his/her hands and distract him/her with another activity.
Answered on Oct 6, 2015
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