Specialties Psychiatric


HI, i've had a near death experience a few months ago and ever since then I crave baby powder, (to lick off my hand), sand, gravel and emery boards. I love the texture of it and I know it's wrong for me to be doing but WHY, WHY since then, is it because it's dust to dust and whatever. please help me out with this. thanks

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Strange cravings like that are a sign of a vitamin or mineral deficiency. You need to get checked out by a doctor.


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I figured that out, either mineral or vitamins, i did start taking womans one a day vitamins but maybe i need more. Is what I'm doing going to hurt me?????????


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is anyone gonna answer me or not????


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I'm sorry I can not help you, but you should really seek the advice of a physician or nurse practitioner. Good luck.


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thank you, i will, soon

Todd SPN

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OMG NO, i'm 55 years old, had a hysterectomy 10 years ago@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@


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all i want to know is, am i hurting myself by licking baby powder off my hands and licking emery boards cause i love the texture of the boards


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not quite sure if eating these things will hurt you but the reasons why you are craving these qill see a doc and research pica

good luck:)

prmenrs, RN

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Specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

You might be, but we are not MDs--and you need to see one as soon as possible.


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thanks, will do, thanks alot

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