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Is it a sign of something if my daughter likes the taste of metal?

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Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Talk with your pediatrician.
This could be what we call pica, get routine bloodwork to check for iron deficiency. The other danger is that if she accidentally ingests a metal object which could lead to a while host of other problems.

In brief: Possibly

Talk with your pediatrician.
This could be what we call pica, get routine bloodwork to check for iron deficiency. The other danger is that if she accidentally ingests a metal object which could lead to a while host of other problems.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

Everybody puts out sweat and oils onto their skin.
Sweat has salt & ammonia (like urine does), plus some other chemicals. Chemicals on the skin will react to metals & metallic compounds. Metals are everywhere: jewelry, doorknobs, spoons, bikes, nails, chains, playgrounds, etc... Metallic compounds may be in: cosmetics, soaps, lotions, antiperspirants, shampoo, etc... A doctor can evaluate further.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

Everybody puts out sweat and oils onto their skin.
Sweat has salt & ammonia (like urine does), plus some other chemicals. Chemicals on the skin will react to metals & metallic compounds. Metals are everywhere: jewelry, doorknobs, spoons, bikes, nails, chains, playgrounds, etc... Metallic compounds may be in: cosmetics, soaps, lotions, antiperspirants, shampoo, etc... A doctor can evaluate further.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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