Do you crave and eat strange things – dirt, hair, chalk, ice, wood? Many do – and not just when pregnant.
The accompanying image shows just how dangerous pica can be. The person concerned died during surgery from the bleeding caused by 453 nails, 42 screws, safety pins, spoon tops, and salt and pepper shaker tops she had swallowed. Fortunately, most cases of pica are not this extreme.
Dr Mulla has written a short but concise article on pica in which he says, “Pica is seen in all the ages particularly in pregnant women, small children and those with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.” The article lists the causes and types of pica along with some common remedies homeopaths have used to treat it.
More Information: http://www.similima.com/homoeopathic-management-of-pica