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Why is it I have the urge to eat wet dirt when I smell pin sol or dirt after it just rains?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Eating wet dirt

May be PICA a syndrome where one has the urge to eat non nutritive substances.
Found in individuals with iron deficiency, celiac disease( malabsorption), hookworm infestation, poor nutrition, lower socioeconomic status. May also be associated with Kleine-Levin syndrome , or psychological disorders . Follow up with MD/ gastroenterologist.

In brief: Eating wet dirt

May be PICA a syndrome where one has the urge to eat non nutritive substances.
Found in individuals with iron deficiency, celiac disease( malabsorption), hookworm infestation, poor nutrition, lower socioeconomic status. May also be associated with Kleine-Levin syndrome , or psychological disorders . Follow up with MD/ gastroenterologist.
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