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Can there be a medical reason my child would start eating paper?

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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine
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In brief: PICA

Pica refers to a perverted appetite for substances not fit as food, such as clay or paper products.
Various forms of pica have been associated with iron deficiency, including pica for clay or dirt, starch, or raw rice. The child needs evaluation to diagnose this.

In brief: PICA

Pica refers to a perverted appetite for substances not fit as food, such as clay or paper products.
Various forms of pica have been associated with iron deficiency, including pica for clay or dirt, starch, or raw rice. The child needs evaluation to diagnose this.
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics

In brief: No

There is no medical reason for a child eating papers.

In brief: No

There is no medical reason for a child eating papers.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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