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A 30-year-old member asked:

My sister has an obsession with eating ice cubes. is this bad for her health?

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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Could be.....: Eating non nutritious substances like ice, clay et.C or pica could be a sign of underlying medical problems like anemia et.C. Ask your sister to see her pcp to get evaluated to rule out any underlying medical problems.
Last updated Dec 15, 2014

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