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Eating Problem

Asked for Male, 2 years

My 1.5-year boy eats sand regularly means every day. I repeatedly make him stop to do that but he did not. M too much worried about his habit. Even i made him checked by the dr. But in vain. that medicine disturbed his stomach in a result of motions. He is also so weak.

Responses (1)
General Physician - Karachi

Dear Patient,

This is a disease called pica/geophagia. Your doctor most likely gave iron as eating sand reduces body iron/blood significantly. If the motions are not excessive then continue giving iron and give probiotics and binding foods (khichri, banana, sagoodana, cooked apples) along with it. Consider talking to a child behavioural psychologist for some tips on how to curb this habit of his.

You can choose from a detailed list of Doctors treating this condition from the following link: https://oladoc.com/pakistan/lahore/child-specialist

You can seek further professional help from the below recommended Specialists:

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