PICA~ eating non food substances.

What is pica?

๐ŸคฆEating of non food substances is PICA. usually kids eat dirt
clay, paint, plaster, chalk, cigarette butts, Ice, buttons, paper, sand, toothpaste and soap.

๐ŸคทWhy does it happen?

*Nutritional deficiencies, such as iron or zinc, that may trigger specific cravings in kids cause them to eat these things.
*Parental neglect due to newborn in the family or other family issues
*Developmental problems

โ™ฅ๏ธWhat to do??

Talk to him about it:
Explain the child that these foreign bodies can get stuck in his throat and cause issues.
*Get a CBC and iron profile done.

Whom to contact?

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Visit a pediatrician who can assess him for other nutritional deficiencies that might be causing this craving.

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