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Unless it is edible: Rice paper, then it certainly is not normal. Pica is eating materials that have no nutritional value. See your physician to determine if a nutritional deficiency is contributing to eating paper. If it isn't then please see a psychologist for therapy. This is a dangerous behavior because it could cause a bezoar & because of chemicals used to process many paper products. ...Read more
Not life threatening: BUT a lot of chemicals in most paper that should not be ingested regularly or in large quantities. Bleaching agents, sizing agents, chalk, and finishing agents, to name a few. Specialty papers (toilet or facial tissue included) can contain perfumes, softening agents, dyes and other pigments. While there is some caloric value to cellulose, it is best to stick with food. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: Most paper contains traces of dioxin, a byproduct of bleaching with chlorine. Dioxin is a carcinogen and an extremely toxic chemical. It is not considered hazardous to touch these products, but it is possible that if you "eat paper" even without swallowing that some of the dioxins will be absorbed into your body. I would not take this chance. Unbleached paper is relatively safe. See comment:. ...Read more
What could cause a child to eat... What could cause a child to want to eat paper & also pick on a blanket and eat the blanket?
I need to stop eating paper please help I have fybermyalgia n I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and now I eat paper?
I eat paper. I'm 20 and 7 months pregnant so I'm worrying about my son and the affect it'll have on him. I've always been severely anaemic & eaten it.
I am not sure: That the paper is as bad as the underlying nutritional deficiencies the paper is trying to replace. This is likely pica, as u have been told. People used to go for dirt, now it's more baking soda, corn starch or ice mostly. The only thing to do is use iron, see if this relieves it. Do you have an appetite otherwise? Do you sleep well? These are important. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an eating disorder, pica, and crave/eat paper and cannot stop! What can I do I've tried everything?
Seek consultation: As previously noted this can reflect developmental issues, but also sometimes medical issues. Its more commonly seen in children. A thorough medical and probably a pediatric neurological consult would be well advised with further follow up with psychiatry and maybe a clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric or health psychology for behavioral interventions. ...Read more
Safe.: Paper is generally nothing more than Cellulose and some stabilizing agents. Unless you are eating a lot routinely, or eating some specialty paper, I do not see any significant health hazard. The speed with you you eat it may be correlated with your risk of a paper cut. That would hurt. ...Read more
Red blood on toilet paper when wiping during the period 2 months. What care should I follow up for 56 yrs old male, chinese, healthy. Eat lot of fruit.
I am 26 and recently had rectal bleeding in stool and on paper and have now noticed this only occurs with corn. Should I go to a gi or not eat corn?
Can I eat raisin bran while using levothyroxine because I got a paper where it said I shouldn't eat high fiber foods while taking levothyroxine becaus?
Levothyroxine/ Fiber: Raisin Bran would be considered a high fiber food. Foods high in fiber could reduce the absorption of levothyroxine from your GI tract. Actually, levothyroxine should always be taken on an empty stomach so that a consistent amount of your prescribed dose is absorbed into your bloodstream. ...Read more
I'm doing this research paper on acne and I want to know the causes of acne like hormonal wise and chemicals that we put on our face and eat and stress?
Be discerning: Despite a great deal of talk, much less is known about acne than people will claim, and much of what you read about putative causes is untrue, often simply made up. I tell people with acne to manage it rather than trying to identify and remove causes; the one exception is women who may have a hormonal problem such as poly cystic ovaries. ...Read more
What should I eat after colon resection surgery? Discharge paper said bland solid food with low fiber. What does it mean? How much? How often?
That's right: Typically you should take a bland diet with low fiber. The quantity that you should take is usually half of what you would be a custom to eating for a full size meal before your operation. If you have any nausea or vomiting you should stick with liquids for 8 hours before resuming solids. Check with your surgeon to see if there any other special considerations based on your operation. ...Read more
My 10 month old had tubes put in her ears today she had been on antibodics from a cold and ear infection she has been having excessive diarrah and vomited 3 times she will not eat or drink the few times she drank are when she vomited her discharge papers
You have my sympathy: You're being asked to take time in which you could be learning real, marketable skills to write about the politics of how we perceive food choices and obesity. This itself might be worth understanding, but the term "demonization" usually indicates a left-wing and nonscientific political agenda. To be successful, you need to find out the prejudices of your grader. ...Read more
There is a wide variation in what doctors make, depending on where they practice and the field of medicine they're in.
Your best source of information for these things (and a valuable tool in considering career choices) is the us department of labor. I have attached a link that will help you. ...Read more
Computer documents: You can make a place on your computer (be sure you have good back up if this is to be your only record) to enter the data so that you can discard the records. Some paper records as such are required by the irs so get some advice from your accountant or tax attorney about which you can store electronically and which you have to keep as paper. ...Read more
Not a problem: It should not be a problem at all. ...Read more
Hi! Could you perhaps explain to me why diets are generally ineffective? It's for my research paper.
Yes: Many diets do not teach the person about lifestyle changes and long lasting changes that they can incorporate into their everyday life. Many go on crash diets with radical changes that cant be sustained over time. A lifestyle change would be to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fried and fatty foods. That is an attainable goal that could result in a more permanent weight loss. ...Read more
Is there an official research/paper declaring that an open working space causes demages for the health of workers?
Nothing generic: That I am aware of. Which is good thing for farmers/ranchers/etc. In general, it is small / enclosed work spaces that pose potential risk to workers. ...Read more
When I look at a square or rectangular shaped paper or other object, it appears to be narrower at the top. This is new. What could cause this?
Ans: You need to have your eyes examined right away. See the opthomoligist ...Read more
A short time: Most types of germs (viruses and bacteria) do not live very long in unfriendly environments like a piece of paper. Some types live longer than others, and a few like the mycobacteria that causes tuberculosis can live a fairly long time outside of a body. There are spores, like botulinum spores that can live a very long time outside of a host. ...Read more
Probably: You know how hard it is to read a physician's handwriting! ...Read more
Not necessarily: He could also be o+, or b+, or ab +. ...Read more
Pica, eating non-: Food items for a month or more, is seen in many mental & developmental disorders. Like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other Eating Disorders, family disorganization & Autistic Spectrum Disorder. See your PCP to rule out nutritional deficiencies, anemia, pregnancy, constipation & intestinal blockage. You need a psychiatrist & a psychologist for accurate diagnoses, therapy & possible medications. ...Read more
Male or female?: Will answer as if you are female. Am assuming that "paper ball" is just a descriptive term. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling >. ...Read more
Few days: It depends how deep it is but generally a paper cut is well healed in 4-7 days. ...Read more
Unlikely: Possible but unlikely. There are amny variables such as the length of time from contact to exposure, the specific infectious agent, and things like humidity and temperature. ...Read more
Eating Toilet paper: Well, there is no specific test for people that have disorders involving unusual cravings. However, nutritional deficiencies are often found in people that suffer from pica. Iron deficiency anemia and zinc deficiency are more common with pica. I would see your doctor and have your labs checked (iron, vitamins a, d, b1-12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. ...Read more