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Best medication for peca(eating soil) for children?

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Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Pica

check with your pediatrician .
If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances.

In brief: Pica

check with your pediatrician .
If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances.
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pica

Pica is often a sign of iron deficiency anemia.
Please take your child or children to the pediatrician for blood tests. You can begin multivitamins with iron daily OTC and increase the iron in the diet. Need to check stool for ova and parasites for worms children can get from eating soil. Avoidance of soil & distraction of children helps, too, but even the quickest, vigilant parent may fail.

In brief: Pica

Pica is often a sign of iron deficiency anemia.
Please take your child or children to the pediatrician for blood tests. You can begin multivitamins with iron daily OTC and increase the iron in the diet. Need to check stool for ova and parasites for worms children can get from eating soil. Avoidance of soil & distraction of children helps, too, but even the quickest, vigilant parent may fail.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
De nada. My pleasure.
Dr. Ryan Unger
Family Medicine

In brief: Ssri's

Must screen for anemia and lead levels but psychotherapy and SSRIs recommended.

In brief: Ssri's

Must screen for anemia and lead levels but psychotherapy and SSRIs recommended.
Dr. Ryan Unger
Dr. Ryan Unger
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