Pica - page 2

So I come to work today and take report for one of my patients. I am given the warning to not give her baby powder unless I supervise her. First thing, as soon as I walk in the door she asks me for... Read More

  1. by   Jennie2010
    Why did you give her something that you were advised not to?
  2. by   mizfradd
    When I worked psych, some of the most common cravings I've seen in pica pts. have been:

    1.talcum powder
    2.laundry starch
    3.chalk
    4.dirt
    5.soap
    6.clay

    And now that I'm dealing with a lot of pregnant pts. in public health, I see a lot of cravings
    particularly for talcum powder or soap as the the top 2 cravings.
  3. by   mama_d
    Makes me glad all I craved when I was pregnant was Tobasco and lemonade. OK, that sounds disgusting...Tobasco with pregnancy #1 and lemonade with pregnancy #2.
  4. by   jynxa17
    when i was pregnant i had craving for all kinds of crazy stuff. my ob/gyn told me it was because i had an iron deficiency. (i've been anemic forever). so she put me on a strict diet, changed my vitamins, and the cravings went away. it was only pickles after that
  5. by   herecomestrouble
    I worked with a CNA who would eat Kleenex,you'd be standing at the nurses desk talking to her and she would pluck a tissue out of the box and shove it in her mouth.weird.
  6. by   Cherybaby
    My husband was in the hospital after a broken femur caused him to throw a PE to his left lung. While he was in ICU...he used to get cravings for tomatos...covered with sand! Of course, I didn't bring it to him...but once he got out of the hospital, sure as anything...he was dipping tomatos in sand anytime we went down to the shore. I don't know why he does it. It's weird!

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